Labuan: Disabled lands in prison again for drug offence

LABUAN: A man with a prosthetic leg was sentenced to one-month jail and fined RM10,000 in default of one month’s jail by the Special Corruption Sessions Court after pleading guilty to bribing two policemen last year.

Judge Abu Bakar Manat imposed the sentences on Reni Bani, 39, after he pleaded guilty to two charges under under Section 17 (b) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.

The act provides jail not exceeding 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the value of the gratification if guilty.

According to the charge, the accused, who is holding a card for the disabled, committed the offences near the Labuan International Ferry Terminal at 3.35 pm on Nov, 13, 2019 by offering bribes to two anti-narcotic policemen as inducements to let him go for having Syabu.

He was released from prison in June for a drug offence under Section 15 (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Sabah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor Clementine Severinus prosecuted in the case.

In the same court, a 32-year-old ex-civil servant pleaded guilty to a charge of using several fake documents to secure a government tender for the supply of food and beverage at the ICT Lab of the Labuan Health Department on May 3 and 5 in 2017.

Nur Azuana Slamat was charged under Section 471 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.

She was liable to face a maximum of 20 years in jail and a fine of not less than RM10,000 or five times the amount of the bribe.

Judge Abu Bakar sentenced her to a one-month jail and a RM2,000 fine in default of one month’s jail.

Schwartz Nasution from the Labuan MACC prosecuted in the case.