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Saturday, 28 July 2018 / 12 Jamadilakhir 1439
A local citizen and former employee of Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) Company Sdn Bhd, Dayang Hajah Asnah binti Haji Sairan, was sentenced to four (4) years six (6) months imprisonment after being found guilty by the Magistrate’s Court Bandar Seri Begawan on 16 charges under section 6 (a) of the prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 131 and punishable under section 7 (1) of the same act.
Investigation conducted by Anti Corruption Bureau revealed that between February 2008 and May 2009, Dayang Hjh Asnah bte Hj Sairan, who at that time held the position of Supply Chain Support (Seismic/Geomatics) at the Supply Chain Management Department in Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) Company Sdn Bhd had corruptly received gratification in a total sum amounting to BND$28,300.00 (Twenty Eight Thousand and Three Hundred Brunei Dollars) from the Manager of Musfada Enterprise as a reward for creating purchase orders for industrial goods and equipment for Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd.
Senior Magistrate Azrimah binti Haji Abdul Rahman sentenced the defendant to four (4) years six (6) months imprisonment for all charges to be run concurrently. The Defendant is also to pay a penalty under Section 17 of the Prevention of Corruption Act of BND$28,300.00 (Brunei Dollars Twenty Eight Thousand and Three Hundred Brunei dollars) within 3 months from today and in default of payment, to serve 6 months of imprisonment which is to be served consecutively. The Defendant is also to pay the prosecution costs of BND$200,000.00 (Brunei Dollars Two Hundred Thousand) within 3 months from today and in default of payment, to serve an additional 3 months imprisonment consecutively. The defendant’s imprisonment sentence takes effect from 14th July 2018.
The Prosecution team was represented by Sharon Yeo of the Attorney General Chambers.
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