Cop who misused police petrol card for RM90,000 jailed

MELAKA: A police lance corporal was sentenced to a total of four years and eight months jail, seven strokes of the cane and fined RM92,000 by the Sessions Court here today for seven counts of misuse of a police petrol indent card.

Judge Mohd Nasir Nordin handed down the sentence on Mohd Nur Baderyshah Matasum, 34, who pleaded guilty to all the charges.

Baderyshah was sentenced to eight months’ jail and a stroke of the cane for each count, and a fine of between RM8,000 and RM18,000, in default a month’s jail, for each fine.

However, he was ordered to serve the jail sentences concurrently from the date of arrest, which was last Feb 14, meaning he would serve only eight months’ jail.

Baderyshah, was charged with dishonest misappropriation of the police official vehicle petrol card to obtain cash amounting to RM90,422.90 at the Kelamak Petronas petrol station in Alor Gajah between March 1 and Sept 30 2017.

All the charges were made under Section 403 of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum jail term of five years and fine as well as whipping, if found guilty.

According to the facts of the case, Baderyshah, from the Alor Gajah district police headquarters, had instructed a supervisor at the petrol station to swipe the card randomly when motorists went in for refuelling.

The cash payment by the motorists would be kept aside to be handed over to Badersyah, while PDRM would disburse payment for use of the card through claims by Petronas Dagangan Berhad.

In mitigation, Badersyah said he only used RM60,000 of the money for his mother’s treatment in Sarawak and that he was supporting five children and an ailing father.

Deputy public prosecutor from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Irwan Shah Abdul Samat prosecuted.