Five-Day Remand For 3 Beaufort-Based Domestic Trade Enforcement Officers

One of the suspects being led to the Kota Kinabalu Courts registrar on Friday.

KOTA KINABALU: Three Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry enforcement officers who were nabbed for allegedly asking and then getting a pay-off from a trader here, have been remanded for five days starting Friday.

This is to allow the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) carry out investigations into the alleged graft which was said to have been committed in the middle of July.

Rita Kunsoi, the Kota Kinabalu Courts registrar granted the five-day remand that was applied by MACC prosecutors under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code..

All the three officers from the ministry’s Beaufort office were brought to the court by MACC personnel at about 10.30am.

The three aged 35, 37 and 39 allegedly demanded a RM600 bribe as an inducement to not take action against the shopkeeper for failing to display price tags among other purported offences on July 14.

On Thursday, Sabah MACC had arrested the trio at their workplace between 12.25pm and 12.40pm, following a complaint lodged on July 19 by a business owner.