MMEA working to combat graft within ranks

KANGAR: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) is ready to give its full cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the arrest of two enforcement personnel for allegedly receiving bribes.

Kuala Perlis Maritime Zone director, Maritime Commander Mohd Hashim Mat Zain, said MMEA viewed the case seriously and would work with the MACC to combat the immoral conduct.

“I have detected such activity since assuming this role in 2022. I will not compromise if any officer or personnel is involved in this crime,” he told Bernama.

It was reported that two MMEA personnel and a fisherman were remanded for six days until Feb 8 to assist in the investigation into a case of receiving monthly bribes.

Mohd Hashim said one of the personnel was released by the MACC on Saturday.

Meanwhile, an MACC spokesperson said more arrests will be made after this involving MMEA personnel and a third party.

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