By Nizam Zain
SHAH ALAM – After six bankers were remanded on 9 June, today, another staff from the bank is also remanded for seven days beginning to assist into the investigation of asking and receiving bribes from personal loan borrowers amounting to RM18 million from 2018 to 2020.
The remand order was issued by Deputy Registrar, Parvin Hameedah Natchiar at the request of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at the Magistrate Court today.
The 35-year-old man was arrested at the Selangor MACC office at 4.05 pm yesterday after he gave his statements.
Also present with the man were his four lawyers, Mohd Syafiq, Wan Hafiz, Khairul Amin Abdullah and Suzearitz Suhaimi.
Besides that, the court also allowed the request for remand extension of four days on six other bankers who were remanded since 9 June.
Earlier, the man, along with six individuals aged between 36 and 45 arrived at the Shah Alam Court at 9.48 am escorted by the officers from MACC.
On 8 June, the six men were arrested at the Shah Alam MACC Office after they were suspected to have requested and accepted bribes from the applicants of personal loans, involving 110 personal loans amounting to approximately RM18 million.
According to a source, the monies were received as a gratification in approving loans from borrowers who were not eligible for the loans.
“They are believed to have asked and received bribery between 15 and 35 percent from 110 personal loans amounting to RM18 million,” he said.
The source also said that the bank officers and staff are from several bank branches around the Klang Valley.
MACC had seized cash amounting to RM69,000 and several luxury watches and mobile phones from the suspects’ houses in Putrajaya and Selangor with a total value of confiscation of over RM100,000. –MalaysiGazette