Businessman remanded seven days for allegedly bribing a cop

The suspect (centre) being escorted by MACC officers.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Oct 20: The Magistrate‘s Court here allowed the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to remand a businessman for seven days for allegedly trying to bribe a policeman.

The 36-year-old male suspect, believed to be the operator of a gambling outlet, was approached by a policeman on suspicion of committing a crime under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

>However, the suspect attempted to bribe the policeman with RM18,500 to refrain from taking action against him.

A report was lodged with the MACC and the suspect was brought before the Magistrate’s Court for a remand order. Magistrate Zaiton Anuar allowed the application for remand.

The case is being investigated under Section 17(b) of the MACC Act 2009. – DayakDaily