MALACCA, Feb 27 – A police station chief in Malacca was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for demanding a bribe of RM6,000 for the release of an individual arrested on drug offences yesterday. Malacca MACC director Abu Talib Othman said the 53-year-old police sergeant was arrested based on a public complaint at the Tanjung Kling Police station here at about 5.30pm.
“The policeman is still being detained to assist in the investigation on the case until its completion and the remand depended on the investigation. Investigations will also involve whether the requested transaction took place or not,” he told reporters after the launch of the Malacca Level Small Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement (Gerah) Friends Programme at Sekolah Kebangsaan Telok Mas here today.
Meanwhile, he said the Small Gerah Friends (Sahabat Gerah Cilik) membership involving seven to 12 year old primary school pupils in 237 schools in the state had been expanded to instil understanding of corruption and its impact on individuals and the country. “This group of young people is a new generation as well as a back-up that will lead the nation in the future and it is important for us to instil a hatred for corrupt practices in the early stages,” he said. — Bernama