GEORGE TOWN: Four men, including three civil servants, have been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) here to assist investigations into a graft case.
The four detained were a 43-year-old police assistant superintendent, a 40-year-old lance corporal, an employee of the Penang Island City Council (MBPP), 36, and a civilian, 29.
They were detained on suspicion of receiving bribes to protect and leak information with regard to drug trafficking syndicates in the state over the past few years.
“Based on investigations, they have been receiving a sum of money every month.
"All in, they have received about RM500,000 in the past few years.
"Investigations are ongoing," an MACC representative said.
On Friday morning (Feb 26), the four were produced at the Magistrate’s Court here for a remand order under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code to assist a probe under Section 16(a)(B) of the MACC Act 2009.
The senior police officer and the MBPP employee were represented by counsel K. Kumaran while the policeman by V. Muniandy.
The civilian was unrepresented.
Assistant registrar Muhammad Azam Md Eusoff allowed the three civil servants to be remanded for two days until Saturday (Feb 27) and the civilian for four days until Monday (March 1).