MACC nabs golf trainer acting as middleman in bribery case

SUZALINA HALID


ALOR STAR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today obtained a four-day remand order against a golf trainer for acting as the middleman in an alleged bribery case between a drug pusher and a civil servant.

It was claimed that the drug pusher offered the officer a bribe of RM7,500 to reduce the weight of drugs seized in a case so that the pusher could be spared from being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.

A source said the trainer, in his 50s, who works at one of the golf clubs here, was detained after giving his statement at the state MACC office at 11.30am yesterday.

Alor Star Courts deputy registrar Jamaludin Elias, granted MACC the four days remand order until Saturday for further investigation under Section 16a(A) of the MACC Act 2009.

The offence carries a sentence of not more than 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to RM10,000 upon conviction.

Kedah MACC director Datuk Mohd Fauzi Mohamad confirmed the arrest.