Man from China held for offering bribe to Malaysian cops

TAIPING - A Chinese national was arrested for trying to bribe two traffic policemen along KM193 of the North-South Expressway.

The man was transporting an assortment of alcoholic beverages with unpaid duties.

Federal Traffic chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Fuad Abdul Latiff said the incident occurred at around 11pm on Wednesday.

"L/Kpl Mohd Syazwan Zulkapli and L/Kpl Mohd Farid Amran were on patrol when they spotted a red Proton Wira near the Bukit Merah exit along the highway. They checked the car and found the alcohol in the boot and rear seats."

He said the driver from Guangdong, China, then attempted to bribe the policemen with RM800 as inducement not to take action against him.

"Both the policemen arrested the man on the spot and seized the alcohol," said SAC Mohd Fuad.

"The suspect was taken to the Semanggol police station and later detained at the Kerian police headquarters," he said, adding that the man would be referred to the Taiping Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com­mission (MACC).

SAC Mohd Fuad praised Mohd Syazwan and Mohd Farid for refusing the bribe.

"I will give them both letters of commendation and a cash reward," he said. "At the same time, I want to remind motorists not to attempt to bribe my personnel."

SAC Mohd Fuad urged the people who had information on his personnel receiving or asking for bribes to lodge police reports.