A lecturer from a private academy was being arrested by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as he was allegedly extorting five students to alter their examination results.
According to Bernama, the 29-year-old lecturer was taken in at about 2 p.m. yesterday (11 May) to assist in investigations.
Johor MACC Director, Datuk Azmi Alias has confirmed the case and said that the lecturer is believed extorted and received amount of up to RM300 each from five students to change the test results of the subject ‘Animation 2 – Rigging’ from ‘Fail’ to ‘Pass’.
He said the case is now being investigated under Section 16 (a) (A) of the MACC Act 2009. If found guilty, the accused can be fined five times the value of the bribe, or RM10,000, whichever is higher. The accused can also face imprisonment of up to 20 years.