Malaysia: Ex-telco customer service head is 17th suspect detained over alleged bribery

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has made its 17th arrest in the case of alleged bribery worth millions of ringgit as part of an SMS scam syndicate.

A former head of customer service in a telecommunications company has been remanded for five days to help in the probe.

Magistrate Siti Roslizawati Mohd Zanin approved an application submitted by MACC’s prosecutors submitted on Wednesday (Nov 18).

The 46-year-old woman was arrested at the commission’s headquarters around 11pm on Tuesday when she was called to give her statement.

The syndicate is said to have given bribes to several employees of the telecommunications company in return for data and private information belonging to customers using the company’s pre-paid plan.

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