Former executive fined RM8,000 for failing to report graft

by BERNAMA

SHAH ALAM – A former Area Farmers’ Organisation (PPK) executive was fined RM8,000, in default six months’ jail, by the Sessions Court here today for failing to report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) or police on a bribery transaction, seven years ago.

Mohd Jazid Md Jani, 52, pleaded guilty after the charge was read out to him by a court interpreter before Judge Rozilah Salleh.

According to the charge, Mohd Jazid as a PPK executive in Klang at that time was given a cheque worth RM5,000, which he had cashed, by a 55-year-old man as an inducement to help a company secure a job supplying 5,000 litres of organic liquid fertiliser for the district PPK’s agricultural input, worth RM143,000.

In doing so, he had breached Section 16 (a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009.

He was charged with committing the offence in Jalan Kemboja, Bukit Sentosa, Rawang on July 21, 2015.

The charge was framed under Section 25 (1) of the MACC Act 2009, punishable under Section 25 (2) of the same act, which carries a fine of up to RM100,000 or a maximum jail sentence of 10 years, or both upon conviction.

Earlier, Mohd Jazid, who was unrepresented, pleaded for a lenient sentence on the grounds that he had repented and is currently taking care of his ailing mother and supporting his two children at universities.

However, deputy public prosecutor Fadhli Ab Wahab requested that in public interest a deterrent sentence be imposed.