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Bikers Take Pledge Against Corruption, Power Abuse On Roads

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SERDANG – Over 10,000 motor sports fans from Malaysia and Singapore took the Corruption-Free Pledge as a show of support to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) efforts to combat corruption and abuse of power in the country. The motor sports fans from 100 motor sports club who rode motorcycles of various engine capacities took the…

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Works Ministry Centre Director Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption

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KUANTAN – A Works Ministry director was charged in the Sessions Court here today with receiving bribe of RM42,000 in 2013. Shaiful Azman Taha, 39, who is director of the Contractor Service Center of the Work Ministry in Pahang, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge before judge Dazuki Ali. He was charged with receiving…

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Corruption: Assistant Health Officer In Segamat Detained by MACC

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JOHOR BAHRU – An assistant environmental health officer at the Segamat Municipal Council (MPS) was detained by the Johor branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today on suspicion of receiving a bribe of RM5,000. According a source, the detention was made at the Segamat branch of the Johor MACC at about 2.30 pm when…

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Corruption: Selangor RTD Officer Among Four Detained

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SHAH ALAM – A Selangor Road Transport Department (RTD) officer was detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today on suspicion of accepting bribes from two construction companies. According to a source in MACC, the 43-year-old suspect was detained at the Klang MACC Office at 2 pm. The suspect was believed to have accepted bribes…

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MACC Ready To Work With JITN Against Corruption

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is ready to give full cooperation and commitment to the Department of National Integrity and Good Governance (JITN) to ensure government agency governance is free from misappropriation, corruption and abuse of power. MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzuklifli Ahmad said the matter in relation to the MACC Certified…

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Corruption: AADK Assistant Officer Remanded For 3 Days

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SEREMBAN – A Sepang-based National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) assistant officer has been remanded for three days to facilitate investigations into two corruption cases, involving RM5,160 in April last year and RM1,000 in March this year. The remand order was issued by magistrate Rahimah Rahim at the special remand court here, on the application of Malaysian…

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247 Labuan Policemen Take Pledge To Remain Free Of Corruption

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LABUAN – Two-hundred and forty seven Labuan policemen, including high-ranking officers, joined in taking the Corruption Free Pledge (IBR) in an effort to remain free of corruption. The pledge initiated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) also involved 46 civil servants from various agencies, bringing the total to 293 people. The pledge-taking led by Labuan police chief ACP Adzhar Othman…

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Penang Should Not Dilly-Dally On Anti Corruption Pledge

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Penang state government should not dilly-dally or blame anyone else for their reluctance to sign the anti-corruption pledge. Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)  Datuk Dzulkfli Ahmad said the pledge is taken on a voluntary basis and the MACC had never sent a letter to anyone to sign it. He added that all…

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Penang Tithe CEO Charged Again For Corruption

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GEORGE TOWN – Penang Tithe Management Centre (ZPP) chief executive officer Datuk Azman Abdul Samat was brought to court again today to face another corruption charge. However, he pleaded not guilty to the charge before Sessions Court judge Norsalha Hamzah. Azman, 50, who is also ZPP general manager, was charged with accepting a Cerutti watch, worth RM1,280, from the proprietor of…

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Selangor Has Own Approach Of Addressing Corruption

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KLANG – The Selangor government hasits own approach of addressing corruption by making it compulsory for all state executive council (exco) members to pledge that they do not have any interests in any papers tabled at the council meeting, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. He said it was a proactive measure by…

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Two Policemen In Remind For Corruption

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SUNGAI PETANI – Two police corporals were ordered to be in remand for four days beginning today for alleged corruption, involving RM10,000. The remand order against the two policemen, aged 34 and 37 years, was issued by Magistrate Adibah Husna Zainal Abidin to facilitate investigation under under Section 17(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009. MACC, in a statement, said…

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Assistant Veterinary Officer Charged With 4 Counts Of Corruption

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JOHOR BAHRU – An assistant veterinary officer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to four counts of corruption involving RM35,000 between August 2013 and April 2014. Mohd Razi Basar, 40, who heads the Ruminant Unit of the Johor Veterinary Service Department, made the plea after the charges were read out before Judge…

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July 5 For Remention Of Johor Ex-Exco Corruption Case

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JOHOR BAHRU – The Sessions Court here today set July 5 for remention of a RM30.3 million corruption case involving a Johor former exco and a property consultant. Judge Mohd Fauzi Mohd Nasir fixed the date after deputy public prosecutor Khazrin Haffiz Khalil requested for more time to prepare the documents. Ex-exco Datuk Abd Latif…

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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…

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Corruption In Sports Under Control – MACC

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has reined in corruption among athletes, sports associations as well as government officers. MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki said although the issue was not serious, corruption in sports was more prevalent among public agency officers who abused their power when managing sports organisations. “There…

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Police Sergeant Charged With Three Counts Of Corruption, Involving Rm18,500

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MELAKA – A police sergeant at the Narcotic Criminal Investigation of the Alor Gajah District Police headquarters pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to three counts of corruption. Rasyidah Onn, 26, was alleged to have solicited and received bribes, totalling RM18,500, from one Ahmad Firdaose Ramlan as an inducement for her to…

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Corruption: Immigration Officer, 3 Other Freed

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IPOH – A senior officer of the Perak Immigration Department and three other individuals who were detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission for alleged involvement in corruption were ordered to be freed today. Magistrate Suhaima Mohd Noor ordered the four individuals to be freed after rejecting an application by MACC, represented by deputy public prosecutor…

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Five Felda Officials Remanded In RM47.6mil Sturgeon Project Probe

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PUTRAJAYA: Five current and former Felda officials have been remanded as part of investigations into alleged corruption and power abuse. Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman on Wednesday allowed the five to be remanded for a week under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act. The five were brought to the magistrate’s…

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Corruption: Acting GLC CEO Remanded For 6 Days

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PUTRAJAYA – An acting CEO of a government linked company was remanded for six days today to assist in investigations into a corruption and power abuse case involving an E-passport project in an African country. Also remanded with him was an international sales manager of the GLC. Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman issued…

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MACC Arrests ‘Datuk’ CEO Of GLC

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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has nabbed another big fish – a suspect with a “Datuk” title who is the acting chief executive officer of a government-linked company (GLC). Also detained was the international sales manager of the same GLC. The suspects, aged 58 and 36, were arrested under a sting operation dubbed…

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MACC: Civil Servants Reporting Corruption Will Get Reward Matching Bribe

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PETALING JAYA: Civil servants who report instances of corruption will receive an incentive equal to the amount offered in the bribe, says Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner Datuk Shamsun Bahrin Mohd Jamil. “For example, an officer was offered a bribe of RM10,000 and he reports it to us – if the case…

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Keep Corruption Out Of State Machinery, Says Kedah Sultan

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ALOR SETAR: Sultan of Kedah Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah reminded state administrators and personnel not to be involved in corrupt practices, abuse of power or misappropriation of funds. The state Ruler said they must not only be seen as clean but should also practise good values, besides being free from all forms of corruption…

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Avoid Corruption, Power Abuse & Misappropriation

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ALOR SETAR – The Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah today reminded the state’s administrators and administrative nmachinery not to be involved in corrupt practices, abuse of power and misappropriation. The Sultan said they must not only be seen as clean, but should also practise good values, besides being free of all forms…

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Samsung Leader Quizzed For Over 22 Hours In South Korea Corruption Scandal

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee left the South Korean special prosecutor’s office early on Friday, more than 22 hours after arriving for questioning on bribery suspicions in an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye. Lee left the special prosecution office without answering reporters’ questions and headed to a waiting…

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Four Policemen Charged With Corruption

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GEORGE TOWN – Four policemen pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to charges of soliciting bribes, involving RM11,000. Corporal Jeffry Abdullah, 36, from the Narcotic Division, Timur Laut District Police Headquarters, was charged with soliciting RM1,000 from a woman, by the name of Noor Esmawati Baharom, as an inducement for him to…

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Cristina Kirchner Fernandez Charged In Corruption Case

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Cristina Fernandez Kirchner, the former Argentine president, has been charged in a corruption case and slapped with a $630m asset freeze over public tenders awarded to a businessman friend during her administration. Federal Judge Julian Ercolini approved charges on Tuesday of illicit association and fraudulent administration against Fernandez and two of her erstwhile aides: Julio…

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Perak Sultan Worried About Large-Scale Corruption In Country

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TANJUNG MALIM: Perak Ruler Sultan Nazrin Shah (pic) has expressed his concern over the corruption and criminal breach of trust committed openly by highly-educated and high-ranking individuals. He said based on media reports, corrupt practices and criminal breach of trust were not only rampant but even occurring on a very large scale. Sultan Nazrin said…

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Kota Bharu TNB Manager Charged With Corruption, Money Laundering Of RM125,200

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KOTA BHARU – Kota Bharu Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) manager Arman Che Othman was charged in the Sessions Court here today with 13 counts of corruption and money laundering, involving RM125,200. Arman, 47, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges after they were read out before judge Nazri Ismail. Eleven of the charges were…

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No Stone Unturned In Probe In 2 Officers Suspected Of Corruption

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KOTA KINABALU – Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said the Infrastructure Development Ministry would leave no stone unturned in investigating two of its officers suspected of corruption and abuse of power. He said the ministry would extend its full cooperation to MACC in the investigation of the case. Pairin, who is…

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RM11.4m Seizure In Sabah Corruption Case Biggest In MACC History

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KOTA KINABALU – The seizure of RM114.5 million in a case of abuse of power involving infrastructure projects valued at RM3.3 billion associated with two civil servants in Sabah is the biggest in the history of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, it was stated here today. MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki said the…

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