MACC detains Perlis fisheries employee suspected of taking bribes

KANGAR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested an employee of the Perlis State Fisheries Office who is believed to have received monthly kickbacks from a company two years ago.

According to an MACC source, the 44-year-old man is believed to have received bribes amounting to RM800 monthly as an inducement so that the Fisheries Department would not take action against the offences committed by a company's fishing boats.

The source said six money transactions were made to the Marine Assistant’s (Grade A19) bank account around 2022.

He said the man was arrested when he appeared to give his statement at the Perlis MACC office here at 2.45pm on Wednesday (April 17).

Meanwhile, Perlis MACC director Mohd Nor Adha Ab Gani confirmed the arrest and said a remand application for the suspect would be made tomorrow. – Bernama

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