A former district officer Wong See Meng initially discharged and acquitted by a lower court for corruption was sentenced to a day’s jail term and fined RM10,000 by Sibu High Court on Wednesday, reports The Borneo Post.
On Tuesday, High Court judge Lee Heng Cheong found that the lower court (Special Court) had erred in acquitting and discharging Wong on the charge January this year.
Wong was charged for corruptly obtained RM500 cash from Stephen Lu as a reward to approve a letter of administration for the latter client Zhuo Jing, a Chinese national.
He committed the offence on Dec 31,2011 at about 11.15am at Sibut District Office in Wisma Sanyan.
Wong was charged under Section 17(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.
The section provides a 20-years jail and a fine not less than five times the bribe amount or RM10,000 whichever is higher.