MACC investigating graft at border

PUTRAJAYA: After discovering a serious breach of security at the Perlis-Thailand border due to enforcement personnel being on the take, graft investigators want to know how rampant corruption is at the Kedah and Kelantan border.Investigators from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) received data to help probe allegations that some border security personnel stationed at Padang Besar are receiving money from smugglers to allow them to hand over goods illegally to their counterparts in Thailand.Chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said the discovery would help MACC’s efforts in fighting corruption, adding that the data received dated from 2017 up to May this year.

She did not reveal how the investigators had gotten hold of the data.

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