PETALING JAYA: Eleven suspects, some of whom are enforcement agency personnel, were arrested in October 2022 on suspicion of being involved in a syndicate offering to reduce compound fines for traffic summonses, says the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
MACC special operations division senior director Datuk Tan Kang Sai in a statement on Sunday (Dec 4) said that the suspects were caught following investigations into the syndicate that they believe had been active since 2016, involving around RM5mill in bribes.
Busting this syndicate was among the high-profile cases that the MACC had successfully investigated, he said.
“These cases attract the attention of the public because the individuals involved are not low-ranking officers but involve senior officers who accepted bribes,” he said.
He also urged the public to be the eyes and ears of the MACC.
“The public should not be afraid to report any corruption to the MACC as we will ensure their anonymity. Identities of informants are protected and cannot be revealed to any parties in any situation under the Whistleblowers Protection Act 2010,” he said.