PUTRAJAYA, May 27 – Ten individuals including two district police chiefs who were remanded to assist in corruption cases involving the collection of money from illegal gambling centre and massage parlour operators around Malacca were released on Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) bail.
The police personnel included two district police chiefs serving in Malacca who were each released on bail of RM50,000 with one surety at a remand proceedings in the Magistrate’s Court, here yesterday. Today, at the same court, Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman allowed three suspects who were members of the public to be released on bail of RM10,000 each with one surety.
All the individuals, who were between 31 and 54 years old, were being investigated under Section 16 (a)(B) and 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009 and Anti-Money Laundering and AntiTerrorism Financing Act 2001. To date, 13 individuals including nine police officers and personnel in Malacca had been detained to assist investigation into the case.
However, three other suspects, namely two police officers with the rank of Deputy Superintendent (DSP) and Assistant Superintendent (ASP) and a van driver who acted as the middleman in collecting the protection money were still being remanded.
The police officer with the rank of DSP from Melaka Tengah was remanded for seven days until May 29, the van driver until May 30 and the police officer with the rank of ASP was detained for seven days up to May 31 to assist in the investigation. — Bernama