Interesting! Khir Toyo getting only one year for the magnitude of his crime as compared to former immigration deputy director-general Yusof Abu Bakar who was sentenced to a total of 56 years and fined RM620,000 on 14 counts of corruption.
All forms of corruption are wrong and should not be tolerated but I believe the severity of the punishment should reflect the severity of the crime.
In the case of Yusof, not only corruption the root of his problem, but he has also, by his action, endangered national security by allowing aliens easy access to this country.
Though the sentences were to run concurrently Yusof would still have to serve minimum 0f 6 years in prison. The core of his case was RM121,500 he took from a businessman who wanted to bring a number of Chinese nationals, presumably, China Dolls for the purpose of prostitution.
There have also been cases of shoplifters getting 2 to 3 years imprisonment for first offence and amount so small, as a layman, it's just perplexing and too confusing to understand our justice system, or was it different strokes for different folks, the rabble deserves heavier penalty even for petty larceny.
It would be interesting to see what awaits Khir Toyo when his appeal came up for hearing.