SHAH ALAM: A construction company director today claimed trial to offering and giving bribes to a policeman to avoid facing action over possession of subsidised fuel.
Keh Teck Chuan pleaded not guilty to offering RM50,000 and giving RM50,550 to Mohd Tarmizi Said, 39, at Lot 9196B Kampung Telok Gong, Port Klang about 11pm on Feb 1.
The 53 director of Syarikat Ing Chuan Piling Construction Sdn Bhd was accused of committing the offence under section 17 (b) of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.
He faces a maximum of 20 years jail, a fine of five times the amount of the bribe, or RM10,000, whichever is higher, if he is convicted of the offences.
The prosecution was conducted by Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Muaz Ahmad Khairuddin while Keh was defended by Sin Yoke Gen.
Sessions Court Judge Norazlin Othman later set RM40,000 bail and ordered the accused to surrender his passport and also report to the closest MACC office in th eweek first of every month.
The case will be mentioned on March 9.
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