SUNGAI PETANI, Sept 22 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained five Road Transport Department (RTD) personnel in Kedah and Perlis today to facilitate investigations into several bribery cases reported in the two states.
An MACC source said all the suspects, men aged between 34 and 48, were alleged to have accepted bribes of between RM100 and RM300, to release drivers of overloaded lorries detained in the two states since last year.
He said two of the suspects, who were assistant enforcement officers at Kulim RTD office, were detained between 11.30am and 12.10pm, while the three others were detained at noon at Arau RTD office in Perlis.
Applications for remand order for all the suspects would be submitted to the court tomorrow. — Bernama