Friday, March 4, 2011

The next attraction : A Lenggang by-election

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Lenggeng assemblyman Mustafa Salim (left) was found guilty Friday of accepting a RM2,000 bribe from a contractor as an inducement to issue a supporting letter to mine sand, more than two years ago.

The 51-year-old, first-term assemblyman from Barisan Nasional was, however, acquited of two counts of soliciting bribes from one M. Manimaran for the same purpose.

Mustafa was charged under Section 10(a)(aa) of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997 with accepting the money at a restaurant in Mantin on Aug 31, 2008.

The charge carries a jail sentence of between 14 days and 20 years, and fine of five times the bribe amount or a minimum of RM10,000.

Seremban Sessions Court judge Amran Jantan has adjourned proceedings and will deliver judgment at 2.45pm.

[Source: MC]

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