12 police personnel remanded for seven days

GEORGE TOWN (BERNAMA) – Twelve police personnel in Penang have been remanded for seven days beginning yesterday by the Magistrate’s Court to facilitate investigations over alleged corrupt practices and abuse of power, involving transportation companies.

The remand order was issued by court senior assistant registrar Nur Fadrina Zulkhairi following an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The 12 policemen, aged 31 to 59, arrived at the court complex accompanied by an MACC officer at 10.40am and left the court at noon.

All of them were remanded to facilitate the investigations under Section 17 (A) of the MACC Act 2009.

On Tuesday, MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki also confirmed to Bernama the arrest of 12 police personnel, believed to be involved in corruption and abuse of power.

Meanwhile, in a related development, the Bukit Aman’s Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) will conduct investigations into the case from various angles.

Its director Datuk Zamri Yahya said the investigation will involve, among others, ownership of the assets, employment documents and their movement, whether these 12 police personnel have complied with the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the Royal Malaysia Police.

The 12 policemen, aged 31 to 59, arrive at the court complex accompanied by an MACC officer. PHOTO: BERNAMA