AN assistant manager of an English newspaper has been remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for six days to assist investigations into a bribery case, Utusan Online reported today.
Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab. Rahman in Putrajaya allowed the remand until June 5.
MACC said the assistant manager, 54, allegedly solicited and received a bribe of RM70,000 from a well-known figure, who is being probed by the agency.
The suspect had allegedly told the complainant that he knew people in MACC and could “settle” the case for him.
The suspect was arrested in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur about 9.30pm last night, with about RM20,000 in cash found on him.