‘Datuk Seri’ allegedly bribed to get Chinese detainees freed

SHAH ALAM: A businessman, purportedly a Datuk Seri, has been remanded for six days to help the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in its investigations over a bid to secure the release of Chinese nationals in detention.

Remanded along with him is a manpower agent who operated as a runner for the “Datuk Seri”.

The 44-year-old man and 41-year-old woman are suspected to have allegedly sought and received an inducement of RM300,000 to help release 22 Chinese nationals being held at an Immigration detention depot.

The “Datuk Seri” is said to have claimed to be able to get the Chinese nationals out of the detention centre.

The Chinese nationals were apparently arrested by the police late last year over their alleged involvement in online gambling and a financial scam.

Magistrate Fatina Amyra Abdul Jalil issued the remand order, from yesterday to next Monday, following an application by the MACC.

Talk is also rife that the man allegedly bought his Datuk Seri title from a neighbouring country.

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