Crime & Courts

Bribery giver in KL City Hall corruption case arrested: Azam

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) detained a major bribery giver in a corruption case involving Kuala Lumpur City Hall officers yesterday.

Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said the man, who was arrested yesterday is currently being interrogated by MACC officers.

"Yesterday, we arrested the giver of the bribes. He is currently undergoing questioning.

"The bribery involves an estimated hundreds of thousands of ringgit, and we are trying to trace other givers," he said.

He said the bribery was given to conceal illicit activities conducted in Kuala Lumpur.

Previously, it was reported that MACC had detained a deputy director, a member of the local authority, and an enforcement agency member for a seven-day remand.

Meanwhile, a former enforcement officer linked to the case was remanded for five days.

According to sources, the main suspect, who is a deputy director, is believed to have been receiving monthly bribes ranging from RM100,000 to RM500,000 for several months.

The bribes were given by premises conducting massage and entertainment activities, as well as unlicensed premises.

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