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Graft: Court reduces former cop’s jail term to 15 months

21st March, 2017

KOTA KINABALU: A former police officer who was ordered to serve 75 months’ jail if he failed to pay a total fine of RM150,000 for 15 counts of corruption will now only serve 15 months in prison.

Shahidan Bakar, 63, was previously sentenced to 12 months’ jail and fined RM10,000, in default five months’ jail for each of the charges and the court ordered his imprisonment to run concurrently.

He failed to pay the fine (RM150,000) but had already served his 12 months’ imprisonment. Shahidan who was unrepresented was appealing against his sentence, yesterday.

The three judges; Datuk Lim Yee Lan, Dato’ Abdul Rahman Sebli and Puan Sri Dato’ Zaleha Yusof reduced the default sentence after hearing both parties’ arguments.

The court viewed that the default sentence of five months’ jail for each of the charges was excessive and reduced the default jail sentence of five months to one month.

Thus, Shahidan will only serve 15 months’ imprisonment instead of 75 months.

Shahidan was found guilty on Oct 17, 2014 by the Special Corruption Court and sentenced to 12 months’ jail and fined RM10,000, in default five months’ jail on each of the 15 counts.

He was accused of falsifying claim statements for travelling allowance amounting to RM535 each for 15 police officers from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan and Tawau from Feb 4 to 10, 2009.

Shahidan, who was a police inspector attached to the Kepayan police headquarters committed the offences at the Police Brass Band Division at the headquarters on March 5, 2009.

On April 7 last year the High Court affirmed the 12 months’ jail sentence plus a total fine of RM150,000, in default 75 months’ jail imposed by the Special Corruption Court. – ECA

   
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