PUTRAJAYA: When RM800,000 (S$257,257) in cold, hard cash was found in a police corporal's Melaka house , it shocked even the most seasoned graft busters. The money is nearly 26 years of his highest-possible salary.
However, the corporal, who is attached to the Melaka police contingent headquarters' secret societies, gambling and vice division (D7) denied that the money - found in the storeroom of his quarters - was his.
The 52-year-old is the 10th person arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in connection with the case of Melaka police personnel allegedly giving protection to illegal gambling dens and massage parlours.
Sources familiar with the case said the corporal claimed to be holding the money for his superior, an Assistant Superintendent who is now under remand.