Sixteen cops charged with corruption

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One is a DSP, 2 are ASPs and another 2 inspectors

KUALA LUMPUR — March 9, 2017: Sixteen policemen of various ranks from four states were charged today with corruption.

A Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) statement said those charged included a deputy superintendent, two assistant superintendents and two inspectors.

Eight were charged here, four in Kota Kinabalu, three in Shah Alam and one in Georgetown.

The agency made clear that no party was immune from investigations.

In the city, the eight, including a mid-level officer, pleaded not guilty to various charges.

ASP Mohamad Zafrul Zulkifli, 37, and Lance Corporal Mohamad Hasirun Abu Hassan, 29, were charged with soliciting RM2,000 and RM1,500, respectively from Myanmar national Kyaw Phone Naing as inducement to release his friend who was detained for allegedly holding a fake UNCHR card.

Lance corporal Mohd. Saffuan Mat Salleh, 31, and auxiliary lance corporal Muhammad Huzzaini Esman, 29, were also charged with accepting RM1,500 from Kyaw for the same purpose.

The policemen from the Dang Wangi station were alleged to have committed the offence at a car park on January 28 last year.

Zafrul and Hasirun were allowed bail of RM15,000 and RM10,000 with one surety respectively while Saffuan and Huzzaini were allowed bail of RM10,000 each in one surety.

The court ordered Zafrul to surrender his passport and set April 12 for mention.

In another court, corporal Abd. Rahim Yusak, 60, and constable Mohd. Hafis Hafizi Azhari, 26, both from Sentul police, were jointly charged with soliciting  RM1,500 from one Alif Faisal Amran.

It was as an inducement to not take action against Alif for allegedly driving a vehicle with an expired road tax and with no insurance coverage and also to not detain one Mohd. Hariz Zaifan Mohd. Zanua, who  was in the police wanted list.

Hafis was also charged with agreeing to accept RM500 from Alif for the same purpose while Rahim was also charged with accepting RM100 from Alif despite knowing that the transaction was connected with his official function.

The offences were allegedly committed in the city in September 2013. The two were allowed bail of RM7,000 in
one surety each.

In a third court, corporal Azuan Khalid, 49, and corporal Zulazri Idris, 37, from Wangsa Maju police, were charged with agreeing to accept RM1,500 from a Mohd. Shahrunizad Sahar as inducement to release three Indonesian workers.

Azuan also faced two other charges with soliciting RM3,000 for himself and obtaining RM500 from Shahrunizad for the same purpose.

The court set March 30 for mention. — Bernama




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