According to Utusan Borneo, a former freelance staff of Bank Rakyat was fined RM13,000 and jailed, after confessing to bribery and using fake documents, for managing a woman's personal loan.

Sessions Court judge Abu Bakar Manat handed the sentence to Alfian Nizam Jasrie, 25, after he pleaded guilty to two charges against him on Friday (4 May 2018).

On the first count, the accused was jailed a day and fined RM10,000 or a three-month jail, for receiving RM 1,200 from Rosnah Musing, 43, co-authored Muhammad Awang. The money is as compensation for Rosnah's personal loan application, which is approved for RM16,000.

The offence took place at a car park in the Bank Rakyat on 12 May 2016. The offence under Section 16(a)(A)of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 provides for a jail term of up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the amount of bribe received or RM10,000, whichever is higher.

On the second count, Alfian was fined RM 3,000 or a 30-day imprisonment on the misappropriation of a fake home rental agreement between Rosnah and Bayani Isnani.

During mitigation, counsel P. J Perira asked for leniency saying that Alfian was a first offender and he regretted his wrongdoing. Perira said Alfian has six siblings and that his mother is a teacher in SK Sembulan.

However, Deputy Public Prosecutor Rustam Anip from the MACC urged the court to impose a deterrent sentence on the grounds that such cases are rampant.

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