Malaysia: Perak ex-civil servant avoids jail, fined RM40,000 in corruption case involving RM257,600

A former Perak civil servant was fined RM40,000 in lieu of 16 months’ imprisonment today in a corruption case in which four of his six charges were dropped.

Herman Ibrahim, 46, a former Kumpulan Selendang Perak cultural officer with the state secretariat’s office, pleaded guilty to the remaining two charges today.

Sessions Court judge S. Indra Nehru meted out the fined and ordered Herman to pay RM45,000 to the government for assets seized as part of the case, which include a laundry shop and jewellery.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor Nurul Wahida Jalaluddin prosecuted while Herman was represented by lawyer Khairulazwar Khalil.

Khairulazwar told reporters that the court dismissed the remaining four charges.

“The charges were dropped under the 171(A) of the Criminal Procedure Code,” he said.

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