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Police Station Chief in Malaysia Charged with 98 Counts of Bribery, Pleads Not Guilty

Annuar Yaakob, a 54-year-old police station chief in Malaysia, has recently been charged with 98 counts of bribery at the Kuantan Sessions Court. The charges were read out in four different languages and took over 40 minutes to be presented. Annuar is accused of soliciting bribes amounting to RM31,400 between 2021 and 2022.

The allegations state that Annuar accepted cash ranging from RM100 to RM2,000 through online transfers from individuals connected to his duties as a police chief. These actions are said to have taken place during his tenure as a Sergeant in the Investigation/Legal Division (D5) of the Crime Investigation Department at the Pahang Contingent Police Headquarters, as well as when he served as the Cherating police station chief between January 2021 and October 2022.

Having served in the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) for 33 years, Annuar faces potential penalties under Section 165 of the Penal Code, including up to two years in prison, a fine, or both if found guilty.

Anuar pleaded not guilty to all charges and was released on RM15,000 bail. The Deputy Public Prosecutor of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) requested additional conditions for bail, including surrendering his passport, reporting to the MACC office in Pahang, and refraining from interfering with witnesses. Anuar’s lawyer requested a lower bail amount, stating his need to support his family.

Judge Ahmad Zamzani approved the prosecution’s conditions and set the bail at RM15,000. The case is adjourned until September 25 for document submission.