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Intermediary remanded over Melaka money racket probe

 | May 19, 2017

The self-employed man is allegedly an intermediary who collects bribes and hands them over to the suspects, says a source.

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PUTRAJAYA: A man suspected to be an intermediary in the alleged protection money racket in Melaka was remanded today for six days to assist in the investigation.

Magistrate Nadia Othman issued the remand order against the 32-year-old upon an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court here.

An MACC source said the man was arrested at 9pm yesterday after he had given a statement at the MACC headquarters here.

The self-employed man was allegedly an intermediary who collected bribes and handed them over to the suspects, the source said.

It said the man’s bank account was used to deposit the bribes, and the amount of money seized had yet to be determined by the MACC.

The man was one of four civilians and the 11th suspect arrested in connection with the alleged collection of money to protect massage parlours and illegal gambling dens, the source said.

The arrests of the 11, among several senior police officers, were part of the MACC efforts to combat corruption involving massage parlours and illegal gambling dens which were rampant due to the lack of integrity among enforcement authorities.


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