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Bangladeshi harassed by police for bribe near Kuala Lumpur airport

Selangor police said they were investigating the matter and thanked whoever had brought it to light

Update : 05 Feb 2021, 02:19 PM

Malaysian police are investigating a case of alleged bribery near Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) after a video went viral on WhatsApp.

An unnamed taxi driver speaking in Tamil filmed the video, first circulated on Wednesday, in which policemen are seen demanding bribe from a Bangladeshi passenger on his way to his home country after months of unemployment.

The taxi driver claims policemen stopped the vehicle at a roadblock but the passenger showed them his documents, which were in order, reports Free Malaysia Today.

However, the passenger was asked to pay RM 1,000 as fine for crossing the Kuala Lumpur-Selangor border, while the driver was let off. The passenger was later taken a distance away from the cab and extorted of RM100, the driver added.

"We are taking this issue very seriously. We will not compromise on any form of wrongdoing, fellow officer or not," said Selangor police in a Facebook post and thanked the person who brought the matter to their attention.

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