MACC nabs former Malacca mosque chairman, secretary, for bribe-taking


KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested the former chairman and a secretary of a mosque committee in Malacca yesterday, for allegedly accepting a bribe in the sale of the mosque's endowment land five years ago.

According to a source, the suspects, aged 61 and 46, are alleged to have accepted the bribe of RM116,000 from a non-Muslim man as an inducement to ensure the smooth sale of the endowment land in Kampung Bukit Cina, Malacca, in 2012.

"Both of them were arrested at 7pm after they turned up at the Malacca MACC office to give their statements on the case," the source said.

MACC Investigation director Datuk Simi Abd Ghani confirmed the arrests, saying that the duo will be remanded today to facilitate further investigation into the case under Section 16 (a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009 and Section 405 of the Penal Code. -- Bernama