Selangor Journal

Alleged bribes to protect illegal massage parlour – MB leaves investigation entirely to MACC

KUALA LUMPUR, MAR 14: The state government has left it to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate the alleged involvement of 12 enforcement officers from several enforcement agencies, in corruption at two locations in the state.
Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said, the firm stand is taken in line with the State Government’s commitment to curb the culture of corruption in the state.
“We leave it entirely to the MACC to investigate and the State Government is prepared to cooperate.
“This commitment is to ensure the practice and culture of corruption is rejected at all levels of administration in the State Government,” he said to reporters at the Parliament Lobby.
Quoting a source from Bernama yesterday, 12 enforcement officers detained in a special MACC operation are two police Inspectors who are also head of police stations and five police officers.
Four members of the Fire and Rescue Department and one Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) officer were also detained in a raid at 9 am in Kajang, Sungai Buloh and Kampung Pandan.
All of them were detained for allegedly receiving bribes on a monthly basis from massage-premise operators who are operating illegally in two districts in Selangor.
Meanwhile, MACC Investigation Director, Datuk Simi Abd Ghani confirmed the arrest and said the case is being investigated under MACC Act, Section 17 (a) and Section 16 (a)(B).

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