Of­fi­cer’s re­mand ex­tended

New Straits Times - - News -

ALOR STAR: The Malaysian An­ti­Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) yes­ter­day ob­tained a re­mand ex­ten­sion of one week against a se­nior Im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cer at the cen­tre of a probe into a RM27 mil­lion bribery case.

The 37-year-old Padang Be­sar im­mi­gra­tion chief was brought be­fore Ses­sions Court se­nior as­sis­tant reg­is­trar Rus­mini Mat Rashid, who granted the ex­ten­sion.

A MACC source said the ex­ten­sion al­lowed the agency to in­ves­ti­gate fur­ther into the case.

The source said the com­mis­sion had, so far, re­cov­ered about 20 per cent of the amount in­volved in the al­leged bribery.

It was re­ported that the of­fi­cer had al­legedly re­ceived RM1,500 from agents for ev­ery ap­proval of 18,626 ap­pli­cants of ex­pa­tri­ate passes. The of­fi­cer is be­lieved to have started the ac­tiv­i­ties in 2015 while head­ing the Ex­pa­tri­ate Ser­vices Di­vi­sion in Pu­tra­jaya.

Yes­ter­day, Rus­mini al­lowed four other men de­tained in con­nec­tion with the case, to be re­leased on bail.

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