A senior police officer who holds the 'Datuk' title was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for a RM100,000 bribery case yesterday, 25 October
New Straits Times reported that the 56-year-old senior assistant commissioner, who is attached to the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters, was detained at 7.10pm yesterday after being summoned for questioning regarding the case.
According to theSun, an investigation was initiated against the police officer weeks ago.
New Straits Times quoted sources as saying that the police officer was purportedly asking for money from his subordinate
The senior assistant commissioner had allegedly been receiving over RM100,000 between August last year and August this year.
The sum of money is believed to have come from a corporal attached to the Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement, who was purportedly receiving bribes to reduce traffic summons.
The police officer then threatened the corporal with "serious consequences", including expulsion from the police force.
The officer is currently being investigated under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009 for accepting gratification
theSun reported that remand application for the senior assistant commissioner is expected to be made today, 26 October, at the Putrajaya Sessions Court.
Sin Chew Daily reported sources as claiming that the suspect is Datuk Shahrul Othman Mansor, who was recently replaced by Perlis Police chief Datuk Azisman Alias as the Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department.
Last year, another senior police officer with Bukit Aman was caught stealing from his neighbour's house: