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Remand Of MACC Officer Who Allegedly Solicited For Bribe Extended

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BUKIT MERTAJAM – The remand order on a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer who is suspected of asking for a bribe from a police officer in Penang has been extended for two days from tomorrow.

Magistrate Nurulrasyidah Mohd Akit issued the order at the Bukit Mertajam magistrate court’s lock-up, here, today.

Last Friday, the 38-year-old officer who is attached to the Putrajaya MACC North Zone Intelligence Unit was arrested at a restaurant in Taman Machang Bubok, here, at 10.20pm and was remanded for three days to assist in the investigation.

The officer was arrested by a police team from D7 (Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division) after he was believed to receive RM3,000 in bribe solicited from the victim.

Police also seized an authority card, a sling bag, two 9mm bullet shells, a mobile phone and a Volkswagen car from the MACC officer.

— BERNAMA

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