KUALA LUMPUR — March 13, 2017: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission today arrested 12 officers from various enforcement agencies on suspicion of corruption in Selangor and the city.
Two were police inspectors who headed police stations in Selangor, five policemen of other ranks, four fire and rescue personnel and one an officer with the Kajang Municipal Council. They were arrested in Kajang, Sungai Buloh and Kampung Pandan.
“MACC surveillance over almost three months found that all of them had received bribes on a monthly basis from operators of illegal massage parlours,” the source told Bernama.
It is believed that the premises had committed various offences including operating without a licence, employing
illegal immigrants and violating fire safety regulations.
An investigation found that the officers not only accepted bribes but also encouraged immoral activities in the massage parlours.
The suspects were believed to have received between RM300 and RM10,000 for every massage parlour. The agency also seized RM25,000 from the home and office of one of the inspectors.
MACC director of investigations Datuk Simi Abd. Ghani confirmed the arrests.
The suspects will be brought to the Shah Alam court tomorrow to have them remanded.