JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained a Bangladeshi national for allegedly bribing a policeman with RM10,000.
The 46-year-old man allegedly handed the amount to the policeman as an inducement to release 17 foreigners caught for not possessing legal documentation.
The man was arrested at the Johor MACC headquarters here in Kempas around 11am on Sunday (Aug 9).
Meanwhile, Kluang MACC also detained a 57-year-old restaurant owner for bribing a Kluang Municipal Council (MPK) enforcement personnel RM200.
The amount was an inducement for the personnel to not take action against the latter for committing an offence, which was putting up fliers without approval, which is a compoundable offence worth RM500.
Both cases are investigated under Section 17(b) of the MACC Act 2009, which carries a fine five times of the bribery amount or RM10,000 or whichever is higher and not more than 20 years in jail upon conviction.
When contacted, Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias confirmed the two arrests.
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