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Bribe: Man's remand is extended
Published on: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: The Magistrate Court here has extended a remand of a 45-year-old self-employed man to five days beginning Wednesday to facilitate an investigation of an alleged graft practices involving RM35,000 in return for a release of a land title.

He was suspected to be a runner soliciting the bribe money from a complainant in return for a release of a land title. The suspect was initially remanded for five days beginning Feb 9 which ended Tuesday (Feb 13).

Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus issued the extension remand order to the suspect after granted an application from a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer Mohd Faliq Basiruddin.

In the same court, she also released a 54-year-old senior land officer in Beaufort when his five-day remand ended on Tuesday.

He was allowed to be released with a bail of RM10,000 with a local surety and he has to report to MACC Sabah Office once a month.

Initially, both suspects were arrested by MACC on Feb 8 at different locations suspected to ask for bribe money for RM35,000 from a man and both were remanded for five days which began on Feb 9.

According to MACC sources, the senior land officer was suspected to conspire with the alleged runner in soliciting the bribe money from the man whose land title belonged to his late father was being kept at the Beaufort land and survey office.

They were being investigated under Section 16 (a) (A) of the MACC Act 2009 for committing graft practices. - Hayati Dzulkifli

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