Two more bank officers nabbed by MACC in probe

Arrested man handcuffed hands at the back

KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission has arrested two more bank officers as part of their probe into kickbacks for personal loan operation in the financial institution.

Sabah MACC chief Datuk Shaharom Nizam Abd Manap said the two officers aged 25 and 29 years old were detained on Sept 13 and 14 respectively.

He said they were believed to have falsified house loans, car purchases, and salary and bank slips to enable certain individuals to obtain personal loans from the bank.

Shaharom said both men had been remanded for four days to assist the MACC in their investigations.

Just a week ago, graftbusters arrested seven other bank officers and a self employed man after they were believed to have demanded RM7,000 for a government employee’s RM50,000 personal loan to be approved.

Two of the bank staff – Muhammad Safwan Isnen and Azzry Eyzzamshah Mohamad Arifin, both 27, were charged under Section 16 (a) (A) Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission Act 2009 for accepting gratification, which can be punished under Section 24 of the Same Act and read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code on Sept 13.

They were released on RM10,000 bail each and ordered to handover their passports to the court.

The Sessions Court fixed Nov 14 as the mention date for the case.