Two police officers arrested by MACC for RM19k corruption case in Julau

Both suspects are escorted at the courthouse by MACC officers.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Jan 17: The Magistrate’s Court here has remanded a deputy superintendent of police and a police inspector for four days, until Jan 21 to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate a case involving RM19,980 in Julau.

The MACC had arrested three suspects in relation to the case. The first suspect of the case, a manager of a company, was arrested at Sibu MACC office at about 3.30pm on Jan 16; the second suspect, a deputy superintendent of police, was arrested by the MACC at the Kuching MACC office at about 3.15pm on the same day while the third suspect, a police inspector, was arrested at the Kuching MACC office at the same time.

The first suspect together with the second and third suspects who were serving at Julau District police headquarters allegedly submitted false invoices and documents.

They allegedly submitted invoices and documents containing details of the upgrading work of Julau district police headquarters but the remaining work of RM19,980 of the upgrading work project had not been carried out.

The case is being investigated under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.

The first suspect will be remanded for two days, until Jan 19 while the second and third suspect, will be remanded for four days, until Jan 21.

Investigating Officer Mohd Afiq Abu Shuhud applied for the remand while both suspects were unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily