Shah Alam Council Officers Arrested for Allegedly Running Protection Racket

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Three enforcement officers from the Sungai Buloh branch of the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) were detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on suspicion of protecting premises operating without a licence.

The three aged between 41 and 49 were also suspected of collecting bribes monthly.

All three were detained in a special MACC operation when they came to the commission’s headquarters to give their statements at 9am today.

All three are currently held at the MACC’s main headquarters in Putrajaya.

Another suspect, believed to be from Aceh, was also detained in the operation. The man, a petty trader alleged to have sold illicit cigarettes, is said to have paid monthly bribes worth RM300 to avoid the authorities since 2019.

The three officers were alleged to have received bribes of between RM300 and RM3,500 from a single premises, a source from the MACC said.