Some facts and figures:
Punishment: Four years jail and RM405,000 fine.
Bribe taken: Total of RM387,500 in 1999
Charge No. 1:
Soliciting a RM300,000 bribe from contractor Nik Mokhtar Nik Hassan to approve and help smoothen the implementation of a mixed housing project on a 2.5ha plot belonging to the MPK at Taman Singgahsana, Titi Tinggi, Padang Besar. The bribe was equivalent to 3% of the RM10 million project cost.
Baharudin, whose term as MPK chief ended on Oct 31, 2003, committed the offence at the MPK office between Feb 5 and 15, 1999.
Sentence: Four years jail and RM300,000 fine or in default, 24 months jail.
Charge No. 2:
Received RM25,000 from Nik Mokhtar to sign a joint venture agreement and help smoothen the implementation of the said project with Sonati Development Corporation. The offence was committed in a car at Jalan Syed Putra, at 1.30pm on June 3, 1999.
Sentence: Three years jail and RM25,000 fine or in default, six months jail.
Charge No. 3:
Received RM30,000 bribe and a cash cheque for RM30,000 from Nik Mokhtar to help smoothen the implementation of the joint venture housing project at the MPK office on July 9, 1999.
Sentence: Four years jail and fined RM60,000 or in default, 13 months jail.Charge No. 4: Received a Mizuno golf set worth RM2,500 as reward from Nik Mokhtar.
Received a Mizuno golf set worth RM2,500 as reward from Nik Mokhtar.
Sentence: RM20,000 fine or four months jail.
Don't forget that Perlis is the smallest state in Malaysia. The big fat 'most developed' state is still scot-free.