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Corruption: MACC Detain Senior Police Officer

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today detained a senior police officer with the rank of Deputy Superintendent of the Melaka Tengah District Police headquarters to assist in investigations into an abuse of power and corruption case.

The 49-year-old man was the 12th individuals being detained for the case involving the collection of protection money from operators of illegal gambling dens and massage parlours in the state.

He was picked up at his office about 12.30 pm before being taken to the MACC headquarters here.

The man is expected to be remanded tomorrow.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Datuk Azam Baki, when contacted, confirmed the latest developments in the case.

Meanwhile, MACC had obtained an order to extend the remand of nine individuals including two district police chiefs in Melaka for another five days beginning today.

Prior to this, all of them had been under remand for six days since last Wednesday.

In addition to the nine, a police corporal and a civilian – the 10th and 11th person arrested in connection with the case – were also being remanded. – BERNAMA

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