12 Jul 2013 11:19

SHAH ALAM, July 8(Bernama) -- A businessman was fined RM10,000 by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty of offering a bribe of RM70,000 to a senior enforcement assistant, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) last February.

Judge Asmadi Hussin also ordered C.Pasupathy, 35, to be jailed for a month if he failed to pay the fine.

Pasupathy, however, paid the fine. The accused was alleged to have offered a bribe to Azahar Said as an inducement not to take action against him for committing an offence for having diesel without licence in accordance with Section 21 of the Control of Supplies Act, 1961.

The accused was charged with committing the offence at Batu 7, 1/2 Puchong Kajang, Pulau Meranti, Puchong, here, at 5pm on Feb 13.

Pasupathy was charged under Section 214 of the Penal Code which provided for a maximum of five years imprisonment, or fine, or both.

The accused was represented by Datuk P.M Nagarajan while the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was represented by Deputy Public Prosecutor Nor Azah Kasran. -- BERNAMA FAI KHY NBAR AO