Court orders 3-day remand against businessman for alleged bribery

The court complex in Kuching.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Nov 26: The Magistrate’s Court here ordered a businessman, who allegedly tried to bribe a police officer with RM10,000, to be placed under remand for three days to facilitate investigation into the case.

The 67-year-old male suspect was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday at a house here at about 11am during a joint raid operation with the Sarawak General Operations Force (PGA).

He was brought before the Magistrate’s Court by the MACC to apply for remand to further investigate the case.

Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi allowed the MACC to remand the suspect for three days, until November 29.

During the raid, the team discovered 1,500 cartons (300,000 sticks) of white cigarettes and 1,040 cartons (166,400 sticks) of kretek cigarettes worth RM 361,488; and 150 crates of beer from various brands worth RM 25,5000 stored in the house and in a Toyota Unser MPV parked at the porch.

The total value of the seizure is estimated at RM456,988 (including tax) while the vehicle is estimated at RM60,000.

The suspect arrived at the scene later and informed the team that he is the owner of the goods and allegedly tried to bribe the leading officer by offering RM10,000.

He was then arrested by the MACC officer for further action.

The case is investigated under Section 17(b) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009. — DayakDaily