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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

3-day remand for cops who asked RM100 from tourists to 'settle' ticket

Three traffic police officers were remanded for three days from today for allegedly requesting RM100 from a British couple to “settle” a traffic summons at Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands recently.

Perak police chief Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said the three officers, aged between 37 and 42, were from the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department at the state police headquarters.

“The trio are remanded under Section 384 of the Penal Code. Investigations are being conducted under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988,” he said in a statement today.

The investigation papers have been taken by the Bukit Aman Classified Crime Investigation Unit and will be referred to the prosecutor’s office once the probe is completed.

“The Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department is conducting an internal investigation.

“We also urge the couple to come forward and cooperate so that the investigation can be completed soon,” he said.

On Jan 28, it was reported that Bukit Aman was investigating a viral video in which a traffic police officer purportedly offered to settle a British couple’s speeding offence for RM100 on the spot.

The 51-second video clip is an excerpt from a 30-minute YouTube video posted by the British couple, who are travelling around the world in a campervan.

- Bernama

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