JOHOR BARU – Two Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers tore across the street to evade members of the media after they were charged with cheating.
Amir Isham Shahak, 32, and Wan Kamarul Za’im Wan Mansor, 34, were accused of soliciting RM40,000 from an individual in exchange for their assistance in resolving an ongoing case.
They were charged with committing the crime at a restaurant in Simpang Renggam at 7.57 pm last October.
Amir Isham, an assistant superintendent at the Kluang branch, pleaded guilty whereas Wan Kamarul, who works at the Johor MACC, pleaded not guilty.
Judge Ahmad Kamal allowed the duo to be released on a RM7,000 bail in one surety each and ordered them to surrender their passports to the court.
‘Everything’s rotten to the core’
After a video of the disgraced officers sprinting away was posted by Malaysia Gazette on Twitter, it quickly gained attention and garnered 10.4k retweets at press time.
Netizens have largely expressed their disappointment in the justice system, with one noting that “everyone has a price where he/she can be bought”.
Dulu aku tak percaya pegawai SPRM makan rasuah sebab ada dengar cerita proses recruitment dia ketat. Pastu lalui pengalaman sendiri dan tgk berita ni terus rasa semua manusia ada harga untuk dibeli. https://t.co/KUKMmJtIOf— Ikar (@ikarbertweet) October 21, 2021
Another user wrote, “Everything [is] rotten to the core. This country is beyond redemption at the moment to be honest.”
An agency that is supposed to be the beacon of hope for Malaysians in the fight against corruption.— K (@PointMHD) October 21, 2021
Everything are rotten to the core.
This country is beyond redemption at the moment to be honest. https://t.co/ysho11ipPT
Others tried poking fun at the situation, with one netizen adding cartoonish sound effects to the original clip.
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