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Corruption: Senior Government Officer In Melaka Remanded

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MELAKA – A senior officer with a government department here and who is a ‘Datuk’,
is being remanded for seven days from today to assist in the investigation into a
corruption case.

Melaka magistrate’s court assistant registrar, Syarina Shaarani @ Tan issued
the remand order on the 56-year-old suspect.

The investigation is being conducted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption
Commission (MACC) under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009 for alleged
soliciting for bribes.

Earlier, the suspect who was in an orange T-shirt with the words ‘Lokap
SPRM’ (MACC Lock-Up) on it, arrived at the Melaka Court Complex in Ayer Keroh
here about 9.30 am, accompanied by MACC officers.

The suspect was taken away from the complex about 30 minutes later after the
remand order on him was issued by the court.

Yesterday, three public officials including a ‘Datuk’ and a ‘Datuk Seri’
were arrested in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Kelantan over allegations of
corruption, abuse of power and money laundering.
— BERNAMA

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