Two PKR divi­sion chiefs re­manded over RM20,000 bribe:

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

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.

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