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MACC arrests 4 hospital staff in funeral services graft probe

They are believed to have solicited and accepted bribes of between RM1,000 and RM5,000 each for work related to funeral arrangement services.

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested four staff members of a hospital on suspicion of soliciting and accepting bribes of between RM1,000 and RM5,000 each for work related to funeral arrangement services.

According to an MACC source, two of the suspects were health assistant officers and the other two were assistant medical officers aged between 35 and 41.

The source said the suspects were arrested at about 6pm yesterday when they went to the Selangor MACC office to give their statements.

It added that they were believed to have solicited and accepted bribes from certain individuals in return for the individuals to secure jobs related to funeral arrangements services from 2018 until last year.

Selangor MACC director Alias Salim confirmed the arrest and said the case was being investigated under Section 17 (a) of the MACC Act 2009.

He said three of the suspects would be brought to the Shah Alam Magistrate’s Court to be remanded while the fourth suspect, a 41-year-old assistant medical officer, would be released on MACC bail on health grounds after providing his statement to assist in the investigation.

On May 27, two health assistant officers aged 40 and 42 were remanded for five days by MACC to assist in the investigation.

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