Officer’s remand extended
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.