Three Singaporeans charged in Johor Baru with bribing transport officials

Three Singaporeans were among five people charged in a court in Johor Baru on Monday for bribery. -- FILE PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN
Three Singaporeans were among five people charged in a court in Johor Baru on Monday for bribery. -- FILE PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three Singaporeans were among five people charged in a court in Johor Baru on Monday for bribery.

The other two were a Malaysian with Singapore permanent resident status and a Bangladeshi.

The five men were charged under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act with offering bribes of between RM50 (S$19.25) and RM500 to Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) officers, a traffic police officer and a Johor Baru City Council officer in five separate cases.

Singaporeans Segaran Naidu, 58, and Shaik Mohamed Shaik Zain, 68, Malaysian Goh Siew Guan, 39, and Bangladeshi Shiplu, 23, pleaded guilty to their respective charges read before Judge Mohamad Haldar Abdul Aziz.

They were each ordered to serve a day's jail and fined RM10,000, in default of six months' imprisonment.

Another Singaporean Lee Mong Seng, 70, pleaded not guilty to his charge of offering S$200 to a SPAD enforcement officer on Oct 26 as an inducement over driving a public transport vehicle into Malaysia without a permit.

Judge Mohamad Haldar set bail at RM10,000 and fixed Jan 19 for the next mention.