MACC arrests Shah Alam council enforcement director

An MBSA officer, nabbed for allegedly protecting illegal businesses, shields his face as he makes his way to a magistrate’s court. (MACC pic)

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) enforcement director, making him the ninth council officer to be arrested.

Speaking to FMT, a source said the 59-year-old director would be assisting the MACC probe a suspected syndicate protecting illegal businesses and gambling dens.

He was arrested at the MACC headquarters at 10am and has been brought to a magistrate’s court for a remand order application.

When contacted, MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Ahmad Khusairi Yahaya confirmed the arrest but declined to comment further.

Earlier today, MACC confirmed the arrest of three more MBSA officers suspected of being part of a protection racket run by enforcement officers who would collect monthly payments from businesses.

This is the latest in a string of arrests of MBSA officers after a social media user exposed gambling dens in Bandar Baru, Sungai Buloh.