PUTRAJAYA — May 22, 2017: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained police officer with the rank of deputy superintendent from the Melaka Tengah district police relating to an abuse of power and corruption investigation.
This makes the 49-year-old man the 12th individual to be detained in the case involving the collection of protection money from operators of illegal gambling dens and massage parlours in the state.
He was picked up at his office before being taken to the MACC headquarters here and is expected to be remanded tomorrow.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Datuk Azam Baki confirmed this latest arrest.
The agency has also obtained an extension order for the remand of nine individuals, including two district police chiefs from Melaka, for another five days beginning today. They were earlier remanded for six days.
In addition to the nine, a police corporal and a civilian are also being remanded. — Bernama