Anti-graft commission nabs 17 in Terengganu

Anti-graft commission nabs 17 in Terengganu
PHOTO: The Straits Times

KUALA TERENGGANU - The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) has made 17 arrests in the first six months of this year in Terengganu.

MACC Terengganu director Zainal Adam said the number comprised 11 civil servants and six individuals.

"We have opened 20 investigation papers from the 128 reports received so far," he told reporters during a Raya open house at Terengganu MACC headquarters here yesterday.

He said there had been a decline in cases compared to the same period last year and urged the public to report cases involving corruption and abuse of power.

"We can confirm that there have been no cases involving politicians in the state," he added.

Six individuals were charged under Section 17 (a) of the MACC Act 2009 for giving or accepting bribes.

The 11 government servants are accused of committing the offences under Section 18 of the same Act relating to false claims and documents.

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