Enforcement agency’s deputy director released from remand following bribery allegations

Kuching Court Complex (File Photo)

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, May 17: The deputy director of a government enforcement agency has been released from remand by the Magistrate’s Court.

The release came after the 44-year-old suspect was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on May 12, 2022 at about 7.10pm on allegations of accepting RM3,100 as bribe.

On May 13, he appeared before Magistrate Zaiton Anuar to seek remand, and the MACC was granted a four-day remand. Today marks the expiration of the remand period.

He was under suspicion of soliciting and receiving RM3,100 in gratification from a company. It is alleged that this payment was made with the intention of assisting the company in securing a supply project for the agency in Simunjan.

The case is currently being investigated under Section 17(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.

During the proceedings, Investigation Officer Mohammad Azrin represented the MACC, while Counsel Sim Kiat Leng provided legal representation for the suspect. — DayakDaily