KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — Several politicians in Kelantan are being closely monitored by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) following bribery allegations.
According to a report by News Straits Times, Kelantan MACC director Datuk Moh Samsuddin Yusof said the anti-graft body is in the midst of probing the politicians for alleged corruption before taking necessary action.
Moh, however, declined to give further details on their identities and backgrounds but said that they were politicians from several districts in the state, the report continued.
Meanwhile, Moh confirmed that eight civil servants from multiple agencies and a civilian were nabbed for various corruption offences last year.
“The nine were arrested for accepting bribes between RM500 and RM5,000 from certain individuals. They were detained in several locations throughout Kelantan,” he was quoted as saying.
In 2017, Moh said the state MACC had received 201 complaints from the public with the majority of cases involving abuse of power and false claims.