Eight prison officers remanded to assist probe into bribery case

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama) – Eight prison officers and an illegal taxi Indonesian woman driver were remanded for six days to assist in the investigation into receiving bribes amounting to RM120,000.

The remand order, issued by Sessions/Magistrate’s Court assistant registrar Muna Maria Azmi, is effective from yesterday until next Monday after allowing the remand application from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Clad in MACC lock-up attire, all the officers who are being investigated under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009, were brought to the remand room at 10.35am.

Yesterday, the prison officers, aged 25 to 44, were arrested by the MACC in Penang, Kedah and Pahang between 9.45 am and 10.30, for allegedly receiving the bribes from the 45-year-old woman driver.

She was said to offer the bribes as inducement for the prison officers not to take action against her for bringing a prohibited item into the prison.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers escort suspects to the remand room. – BERNAMA