SEREMBAN: An Immigration officer was sentenced to 30 days’ jail and fined RM40,000 by the Sessions Court here yesterday on two counts of corruption involving RM2,100.
Judge Madihah Harullah made the decision after Mohd Shah Ezywan Abd Rahman, 34, pleaded guilty to both charges.
He was fined RM20,000 on each count, in default of six months’ jail, and 30 days on both charges.
In addition, the court allowed an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to forfeit various assets worth RM1,209,380.65 belonging to Mohd Shah Ezywan, including cash, four cars and jewellery.
According to the charge sheet, Mohd Shah Ezywan, a Grade KP19 Immigration officer, obtained RM1,200 and RM900 from a person he was dealing with in an official capacity.
The offence was committed at the Nilai branch of Malayan Banking Berhad on July 7, 2019 and between March 22 and May 19 last year.
In the last proceeding, held on Jan 26, Mohd Shah Ezywan, who was arrested during “Op Selat”, had pleaded not guilty to eight counts under Section 165 of the Penal Code and four counts for money laundering.
However, yesterday, the court ordered that 10 of the charges, including all four of the money laundering charges, be dropped.
Deputy public prosecutor from the MACC, Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin prosecuted, while Mohd Shah Ezywan was represented by lawyer Datuk Salehuddin Saidin. – Bernama