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Man who tried to bribe sultan surrenders

Datuk Azam Baki

Datuk Azam Baki

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PUTRAJAYA — March 30, 2017: A man suspected of trying to bribe the Sultan of Johor to secure a federal award
has surrendered to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The 54-year-old suspect gave himself up a few hours after the agency issued a warning, giving him until midnight today to surrender.

The deadline was mentioned by MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Azam Baki Azam at an event this morning.

Journalists who gathered at the MACC headquarters here however did not spot the man.

However, they saw two lawyers, believed to be representing the man, enter the MACC building at 5pm.

On March 25, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar revealed he had received a RM2 million offer from an individual to propose his name to the government to obtain the tan sri title.

Police arrests 13 in Penang for alleged CBT

In Georgetown, 13 persons, including several Penang Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) officers, were detained in connection with criminal breach of trust involving RM9.5 million.

The men were detained between March 14 and last Tuesday.

“We set up a special team to investigate after receiving a police report from Bernas on March 14. We detained a Bernas officer at his workplace on March 14 before arresting the others,” said state commercial crimes chief ACP Abdul Ghani Ahmad today.

Others picked up include lorry drivers and rice sellers.

Preliminary investigations show that their modus operandi was to sneak out rice from warehouses without the knowledge of the management and sell it to middlemen. This went on for about two years. — Bernama

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