: Three former T-Team players were each sentenced to a day's jail and fined RM10,000, in default a year's jail, by the Sessions Court here today for giving false testimony during a match-fixing trial involving the team two years ago.
Judge Mohamad Haldar Abdul Aziz handed down the punishments on Mohd Nadzmeer Hisham Mohammad, Mohd Hafiz Mohd Noor and Mohd Hanifzam Muda after they pleaded guilty to committing the offence.
Kuala Terengganu City Council enforcement personnel Mohd Nadzmeer, 25; Mohd Hafiz, 26, who is now a policeman, and Mohd Hanifzam, 26, a labourer, were charged with giving the false testimony during the trial between 9am and 1pm on May 6 and 7, 2014.
The testimony was related to T-Team matches with Pahang, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.
They were charged under Section 27 (2) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 which carries a fine of up to RM100,000 or imprisonment up to 10 years, or both, if found guilty.
In mitigation, the three former footballers, represented by Othman Bakar, said it was their first offence and that they had families to support.
The prosecution was represented by deputy public prosecutor Mahadi Abdul Jumaat.