3 NABBED FOR PRO­TECT­ING SAND THIEVES

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KUAN­TAN: A civil ser­vant was among three men de­tained by the Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) on sus­pi­cion of of­fer­ing “pro­tec­tion” to those in­volved in sand steal­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in the Sun­gai Pa­hang area. The “pro­tec­tion” re­sulted in the Pa­hang gov­ern­ment los­ing RM180,000 a month since mid-2014. An MACC source said the 48-year-old civil ser­vant, at­tached to the Temer­loh Land and Dis­trict Of­fice, had re­ceived RM8,500 a month from the big­gest sand en­tre­pre­neur in Temer­loh. The oth­ers were a com­pany su­per­vi­sor, 58, and a 49-year-old lorry driver who were be­lieved to have of­fered RM500 for the re­lease of six lor­ries de­tained by MACC. – Ber­nama

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