KANGAR — March 27, 2017: The Perlis branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission today detained two policemen with the Kubang Pasu station for suspected corruption.
The two mobile patrol personnel were picked up at the Kedah/Perlis border as part of investigations into a case involving a bribe of RM4,000.
In a statement, Perlis MACC director Yaacob Angah said the cops were suspected of asking for a bribe from a ketum leaf trader.
Just over half of those arrested were below the age of 40
In Alor Gajah, the agency said it had opened 50 investigation papers and detained 18 people to assist with cases involving public higher education institutions (IPTAs) last year.
For the first quarter of this year, it had opened three investigation papers and detained two individuals.
The statistics were part of 70 investigation papers opened and 23 people detained in such cases in the country since 2014.
Besides this, MACC’s statistics also show that 54 per cent of 1,267 people arrested were below 40 years.
“This is very worrying and needs to be taken seriously,” said MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) Datuk Shamshun Baharin Mohd. Jamil in Durian Tunggal.
Shamshun was at the launch of the corruption-free pledge and corporate integrity pledge signing ceremony for Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka. — Bernama