Driver freed on RM100,000 bail

New Straits Times - - News -

A van driver who was ar­rested by the Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) for al­leged graft was re­leased on bail yes­ter­day af­ter his re­mand ex­pired.

The man was re­leased on RM100,000 bail with one surety.

The re­lease or­der was is­sued by mag­is­trate Nik Is­fa­hanie Tas­nim Wan Ab Rahman.

The 32 year old was held in con­nec­tion with a probe into a pro­tec­tion racket al­legedly run by Me­laka po­lice­men.

He was es­corted by a MACC of­fi­cer, and was seen cov­er­ing his face with his hands.

He was be­lieved to have served as a mid­dle­man for sev­eral po­lice­men by col­lect­ing pro­tec­tion money from il­le­gal gam­bling dens and mas­sage par­lours in Me­laka.

It was learnt that his bank ac­count had been used to keep the money.

On May 19, he was re­manded for six days to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tion and his re­mand was later ex­tended for six more days.

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