PETALING JAYA: Four policemen who had been making extra money on the side protecting errant lorry drivers and ketum traders learned that crime doesn’t pay after they were picked up by anti-graft officers.
According to The Star, a corporal and a sergeant major are believed to have received up to RM900 each every month in return for turning a blind eye to lorry operators driving uninsured vehicles or trucks with invalid road tax.
The other two officers, an inspector and a corporal, are said to have received between RM2,000 and RM3,500 a month for protecting ketum traders, the report said.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) director of investigations Simi Abd Ghani confirmed the arrests, expressing disappointment with the four policemen who were detained in separate raids in Kedah, Pahang and Penang yesterday.
“Enforcement officers are supposed to uphold the law,” he was quoted as saying by The Star. -FMT