Two PKR division chiefs remanded over RM20,000 bribe:
ALOR SETAR: Two PKR division chiefs have been remanded six days for soliciting a RM20,000 bribe from a candidate vying for a division post in the coming party election.
Aged 46 and 48, they are election committee members.
They were escorted by Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission officers to an Alor Setar magistrate’s court yesterday.
Magistrate Mohd Hadi Hakimi Harun allowed the two suspects to be detained until Friday for the MACC to carry out further investigation.
According to sources, the 48-year-old suspect was arrested at a restaurant here at 11.20am on Saturday.
The other man was nabbed at 3.25pm at the Pendang toll plaza on the same day.
“A sum of RM10,000 was also seized,” said the source.
Kedah MACC director Mohd Fauzi Mohamad confirmed the arrests yesterday.
The case is being investigated under Section 16(a)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, which carries a jail sentence of up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the total value of bribe.
Following the arrest, PKR announced that both officials were suspended from the party until further notice.
The statement added that PKR will now decide whether the chief coordinator and the other man can continue as party members.
The PKR election is on Saturday.
Day of shame: The suspects covering their faces while being escorted by MACC officers from the Alor Setar magistrate’s court after they were remanded for six days.