Policewoman jailed and fined over RM2,000 bribe

The accused was a narcotics criminal investigation assistant officer at the Kota Setar district police headquarters.

ALOR SETAR: The Sessions Court today sentenced a policewoman with the rank of sergeant to two days’ jail and fined her RM20,000 in default eight months’ jail, for soliciting and receiving a RM2,000 bribe four years ago.

Judge Azman Abu Hassan meted out the sentence on Afifah Zainal Abidin, 30, after she was found guilty of the offences.

Afifah was charged with soliciting RM2,000 from Ahmad Termizi Mohd Izham to assist in delaying a court proceeding against him, through a phone call at 11.40am on Dec 13, 2015 at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office building in Alor Setar.

The second charge read that Afifah, who was then a narcotics criminal investigation assistant officer at the Kota Setar district police headquarters, had received the bribe from Ahmad Termizi at a restaurant on Jalan Pegawai at 12.10pm two days later.

Kedah Malaysian Anti-Coruption Commission prosecuting officer Syahrul Khuzaini Amiruddin prosecuted.