SIBU, July 8 (Bernama) -- A police inspector pleaded not guilty today in the Sibu Special (Corruption) Court to a corruption charge.
Insp Wan Mazlan Wan Abdul Rahman was charged with corruptly having accepted RM2,400 from businessman Tiong Chu Lai as an inducement for him not to take action against the latter for employing foreign workers without a permit.
He was alleged to have committed the offence at a room of a hotel here at about 6 pm on April 30 last year when he was the officer-in-charge of the Sibujaya police station, about 27km from here.
Judge Dean Wayne Daly released Wan Mazlan on a bail of RM10,000, of which RM5,000 must be in cash, in one surety, and fixed Aug 26 for case management.
Wan Mazlan was represented by counsel Dorson Hassan while Law Chin Haw of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) prosecuted.
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In another case, Dean fixed Aug 26 to 30 for the trial of a former Sibu district officer, Wong Sie Meng, 56, who was also charged with corruption.
Wong was accused of obtaining for himself a gratification of RM500 from a lawyer, Stephen Lu Cheng Kuok, to approve a Letter of Administration for him (Lu) to represent his client Zhuo Jing, a Chinese citizen, to administer her late husband's estate.
He is alleged to have committed the offence at 11.15 am on Dec 13, 2011, at the Sibu District Office in Wisma Sanyan.
The trial was supposed to have begun today but Wong's counsel Orlando Chua was still under treatment in hospital for an illness.
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