Two bank officers held for soliciting kickbacks


MELAKA: Two bank officers have been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for soliciting bribes totalling RM316,064 from several law firms here.

The two suspects, aged 35 and 43, were detained when they turned up at the MACC office in Alai here on Wednesday evening to have their statements recorded.

One of them is based in the bank’s headquarters in Petaling Jaya while the other is with a bank branch here.

Both are said to have demanded kickbacks as an inducement to refer property buyers to the law firms for documentation purposes to apply for bank loans.State MACC director Adi Supian Shafie confirmed the arrest, adding that two suspects are being probed under Section 16 (a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009.

Both men were produced at the Magistrate’s Court in Ayer Keroh yesterday to be remanded for four days until April 21.

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