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Wednesday, 24th May 2017 / 28 Syabaan 1438H
One Bangladeshi National, Nauaz Ali was sentenced to eight (8) months imprisonment by Magistrate’s Court, Bandar Seri Begawan after he was found guilty for one (1) corruption offence under Section 6 (b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 131) for offering a bribe to a policeman from Panaga Police Headquarters.
Investigations conducted by the Anti-Corruption Bureau revealed that on 15th May 2017, at the vicinity of Jalan Balingkawang, Lumut, Brunei Darussalam, the defendant did corruptly offer bribe in the amount of BND$20.00 (Brunei Dollars Twenty) to a Police Personnel, Corporal 3599 Mohd Khairul Anwar bin Abdullah Abet, attached at the Panaga Police Headquarters of the Royal Brunei Police Force. The bribe money was offered by the defendant to the said Corporal so that the Corporal would not take any action against him for his Brunei National Registration Identity Card has expired since 2014.
Magistrate Pengiran Shahyzul Khairuddien bin Pengiran Abdul Rahman imposed a sentence of eight (8) months for the charge against defendant with effect from the date of remand on 18 May 2017. In passing the sentence, the Magistrate took account of the gravity of the offence and stated that corruption whether big or small is a disease that silently destroy a nation and anyone who corrupt a law enforcement agent of any kind must be prepared to suffer the consequences and must be punished immediately. The prosecutor of the case was Deputy Public Prosecutor, Sharon Yeo.
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