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MACC Arrested 45 People In Penang Since January

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GEORGE TOWN – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) here arrested 45 people including 22 civil servants in Penang for allegedly committing various offences since January.

Penang MACC director Datuk Abdul Aziz Aban said of the 45 arrested, 15 were private sector employees.

“With the cooperation of all parties, more people will be arrested in the fight against corruption,” he told reporters after the Corruption Free Pledge (CFP) ceremony of Penang Education Department, here today.

A total of 29 reports were received on alleged abuse by schools and Penang Education Department but they were found to be baseless.

Abdul Aziz said seven people arrested for alleged renewal of Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence would be charged in three courts in Penang and Perak tomorrow.

“Four people will be charged in George Town court, two will be charged in Butterworth court and one will be charged in Ipoh court.

“The charge against another suspect has to be postpone because he is undergoing treatment for cancer in China,” he added.

Seven doctors were among those arrested for alleged manipulation of PSV licence. The doctors abused their profession by approving application for medical examinations without carrying it out.

They were arrested in raids on seven clinics in Bukit Mertajam, Batu Ferringhi, Pekan Lama, Gelugor and Perai. – BERNAMA

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