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Burmese Man Jailed for Graft in Malaysia

24 September 2013

A court in the Malaysian state of Kelantan has found a Burmese national guilty of bribing a local public servant, according to a report by The New Straits Times. Naing Nyein, 34, was initially arrested for illegally entering Malaysia, and later paid a government agent 400 Malaysian ringgit (US $125) to be released. He pleaded guilty to the bribery charge and was sentenced on Monday to 15 days in jail from the day of his arrest on Sept. 9. The Malaysian government launched a crackdown on illegal migrants, including hundreds of Burmese, earlier this month.