KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has obtained a five-day remand order against a senior police officer with the title “Datuk” to assist investigations into a corruption case involving more than RM100,000.
The order against the 56-year-old was given by magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim, MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki confirmed.
The police officer, who holds the rank of senior assistant commissioner was arrested at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya about 7pm Thursday.
It is learnt that the officer, formerly the director of one of the departments in federal police headquaters in Bukit Aman, had allegedly solicited and received bribes totaling RM100,000 between August 2017 and August this year.
The money was as inducement not to take action against a policeman with the rank of lance corporal at the Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department who had taken bribes for reducing payments on summonses.