Apr 21, 2007

Malaysian prosecutors charge dead policeman with corruption

This is definitely a laughing stock. The guy has been dead for 2 years!!. No doubt, Malaysia is in BOLEHLAND now.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A Malaysian judge scolded government prosecutors for filing a corruption charge against a policeman who died two years ago, a news report said.

Sessions Court Judge Noradidah Ahmad, who was presiding over a bribery case, was surprised Wednesday when she noticed court documents stating one of two policemen accused in the case had died after a stroke in 2005, the New Straits Times newspaper reported.

"We do not have to include a dead man in the charge. Dead people cannot testify," Noradidah was quoted saying by the newspaper.

"It's 2007 now, surely the prosecution had time to amend the charge. It is not as if he died yesterday."

The dead policeman, Che Amil Che Rus, was jointly accused with his former colleague of allegedly accepting a bribe from the relative of a criminal suspect in 2004, the report said.

Officials familiar with the case in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court and the Anti-Corruption Agency, which filed the charge, could not immediately be contacted for comment.

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