Another bank employee detained on corruption charges related to RM18 million loan to individuals

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SHAH ALAM (Burnama): Another local bank employee was detained for seven days since Tuesday (June 15) for allegedly extorting and accepting bribes from personal loan applicants worth 18 million ringgit between 2018 and 2020.

The 35-year-old suspect was ordered by Justice of the Peace Parvin Hamida Natchiar at the request of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The man was arrested after his statement was recorded at the MACC office in Selangor yesterday at 4:05 pm.

The magistrate also authorized the extension of the term of imprisonment of six employees of the bank for another four days, starting today. They were previously held in custody for seven days, starting last Wednesday.

The suspects, all men, arrived at the Shah Alam Court Complex at 9:40 am.

On June 8, MACC detained six individuals associated with bank branches in the Klang Valley.

According to a MACC source, they are believed to have extorted and received bribes ranging from 15 to 35 percent of 110 personal loans worth some RM18 million. – Burnama



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