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Expertise needed: There are good career opportunities in the prosthetic leg making industry, says Dr Noor Azuan.
THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has busted a syndicate and confiscated RM1.2mil that was used to bribe local authorities and enforcement officers, Utusan Malaysia reported.
Besides the money, that was used since March to bribe the authorities, four trawlers (pukat ganding) worth RM5mil owned by a Vietnamese fishing company were also seized.
Eight men, aged between 35 and 60, were nabbed in special operations in Kuala Lumpur, Kelantan, Pahang and Johor on Monday night.
MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull said the syndicate was believed to be working hand-in-hand with several Vietnamese boat operators to bribe the officers.
> Berita Harian quoted Universiti Malaya’s Engineering Faculty deputy dean Assoc Prof Dr Noor Azuan Abu Osman as saying there were good career opportunities in the prosthetic leg making industry in view of a shortage of such experts.
He said that UM wanted to produce experts who could manufacture prosthetic legs that were comfortable and suitable for the users.
“Most users now complain that the prosthetic legs they have are not comfortable and caused pain and they refuse to wear them,” he said.
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