FORMER CID CHIEF
Ku Chin Wah had revealed earnings of RM961,500 to MACC as required by law, says judge
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FORMER Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Datuk Ku Chin Wah was acquitted by the Sessions Court here yesterday of failing to declare his source of earnings amounting to almost RM1 million about four years ago.
Friends, family and colleagues in the public gallery cheered and clapped when Ku was freed. He said: “Thank you, thank you, thank you so much.”
Judge Sohaini Alias, in acquitting Ku, said the defence had raised reasonable doubt in the prosecution’s case.
“The accused had declared all his earnings as required by law to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). The declaration was made to officers from the MACC when they recorded his statement. The prosecution has failed to prove the charge against the accused.”
Sohaini also ordered Ku’s bail of RM30,000 to be returned to him. Ku, 59, who is attached to the Bukit Aman CID Management Division, pleaded not guilty
Senior Assistant Commissioner Datuk Ku Chin Wah waving after being acquitted by the Kuala Lumpur Sessions