Two police officers remanded for alleged corruption

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Source: The Malaysian Insight

TWO policemen have been remanded for four days, ending Tuesday, to help investigations into a case where they were alleged to have demanded and received a RM3,500 bribe.

Special Remand Court assistant Registrar Nur Haryatie Mohd Saini issued the remand orders for the inspector and assistant superintendent of police (ASP) allowing an application by Negri Sembilan Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigating officer Riduan Kadri.

On Thursday, a man lodged a report at the state MACC, alleging a policeman from the Serdang police headquarters had demanded a RM3,500 bribe, failing which his employee would be charged in court for possession of a stolen Vivo phone.

Yesterday about 9.38pm, the MACC detained a 33-year-old inspector at a restaurant in Subang Jaya, Selangor and found RM3,500 in his possession.

Initial investigations revealed of that amount, RM2,000 was to be handed over to his supervisor.

MACC instructed the inspector to contact his supervisor to make an “arrangement” to hand over the latter’s share of the money and temporarily released him for that purpose.

Subsequently, MACC made a second arrest, this time involving a 38-year-old ASP at a restaurant in Cheras, Selangor at 1.25am. A sum of RM2,000 was found on him.

Earlier, the two suspects arrived at court about 11am to be remanded and were seen leaving the court, about 30 minutes later.

The case is investigated under section 17 (a) of the MACC Act 2009. – Bernama, January 27, 2018.