10 February 2021
A former Perak cultural officer, Herman Ibrahim, with the state secretariat’s office was fined RM40,000 in lieu of 16 months’ imprisonment Tuesday (9 February 2021) in a corruption case in which four of his six charges were dropped. He pleaded guilty to the remaining two charges. Sessions Court judge ordered Herman to pay RM45,000 to the government for assets seized as part of the case, which include a laundry shop and jewellery.
His first charge was accepting bribe amounting to RM50,000 in front of a bank on Jalan Tun Sambanthan from one Zainab Nasir, who is a management company owner. The bribe was for official work related to Herman’s position as a Sukma 2018 secretariat agent. His second charge was accepting another RM40,000 from the same person for the same purpose.
His third charge relates to taking a bribe of RM18,000 from one Mohd Faitullah Idris, the owner of an events company, near the state secretariat office for the same purpose on Nov 18,2018.
After a plea bargain deal with the prosecution Herman pleaded guilty to accepting two bribes of RM7,500 and RM18,000. Other charges were dropped.
US$1= Malaysian Ringgit 4.04
Malay Mail reported.