A former civil servant pleaded guilty over a bribery charge at the Ipoh Sessions Court today (March 25).
Lingeswaren Ranjidan, 38, pleaded guilty in front of Judge S. Indra Nehru.
He was charged with bribing Sergeant Som Nek Euat, an agent working for the Traffic Enforcement Unit of Taiping District Police Headquarters with RM350, over the intention of not taking further action against an obstruction of civil duties.
He committed the offence at Jalan Tupai in Taiping around 9.20pm on July 13 last year, under Section 17(b) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.
He is subject to punishment under Section 24(1) of the same Act, which entails imprisonment of up to 20 years and a fine of at least five times the amount of bribe funds or RM10,000, whichever is higher.
The court ordered for a penalty of RM10,000 which was preceded by a two-week jail time, as well as imprisonment of nine months starting today.
The session was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Nurul Wahida Jalaluddin and prosecuting officer Mohd Shafiqzan.
Lingeswaren was unrepresented.