KUANTAN — Feb. 22, 2018: Former Rapid Penang chief operating officer Mohd. Shukri Abdul Rahman was today fined RM1.05 million and ordered to serve 14 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to three counts of accepting bribes totalling RM210,000 between 2014 and 2016.
Shukri accepted the money from Jayonik MSC Sdn. Bhd. as an inducement to assist the company to issue a letter of appointment for a Prasarana project worth RM8 million.
In the first transaction, he accepted RM100,000 which was deposited into his friend’s bank account while in the second transaction, he accepted RM40,000 that was deposited into his wife’s bank account.
He also accepted RM70,000 from the same company which was deposited into a Maybank account of one of his staff on April 20, 2015.
Last August Shukri pleaded not guilty to 42 bribery charges involving RM508,418 received from several companies from 2013 to 2017. Of these, three were read again during today’s proceedings.
The remaining 39 counts will be considered by the court. — Bernama