SEREMBAN: A police corporal has been remanded five days for allegedly soliciting RM4,000 from a businessman.
The 38-year-old cop had allegedly asked for the bribe to free the complainant's five
workers who were in possession of ketum water and a Bangladeshi worker who did not have a valid working permit.
The remand order was signed by Special Remand Court senior assistant registrar Yusna Khadijah Md Yusop Monday (June 24) following an application by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission prosecuting officer Mohd Khairi Abdul karim.
It is learnt that the accused was detained at the Sikamat police station at 9.30pm on Sunday (May 23).
"The complainant told us the cop was allegedly asking for RM4,000 to release the six individuals.
"So we decided to lay a trap and managed to detain the suspect at the station," he said.
The case is being probed under section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009 which carries a fine that is five times the bribe amount or RM10,000, whichever is higher, or a jail term of not more than 20 years.The accused was represented by A. Kriyshanaa.