MACC detains 5 in Melaka for alleged bribes received from law firms

MELAKA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested five men who allegedly received RM316.064 as an inducement from a number of law firms in the city to approve real estate loans.

Two of the five people are lawyers. The others include a former banker, a bank officer and a manager at a local law firm.

The detainees, aged between 37-53 years old, were brought to the Magistrate’s Court of Ayer Keroh in Ayer Keroh Thursday (6th June), where Magistrate Nabilah Nizam granted a request for a 5-day remand.

According to preliminary information, it was suspected that all five had demanded kickbacks to law firms in the area to help facilitate the process of obtaining property loans for a financial institution located here as well as its headquarters in Petaling Jaya in Selangor.

Offences were allegedly committed between 2018 and 2022.

Adi Supian Shafie, the director of Melaka MACC, confirmed that the five were arrested.

He said that the arrests took place when the five men arrived at the MACC Office in Alai on Wednesday, June 5, afternoon to help in the investigation pursuant to Section 16(a).(A) MACC Act 2009.

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