FOR­MER CID CHIEF

Ku Chin Wah had re­vealed earn­ings of RM961,500 to MACC as re­quired by law, says judge

New Straits Times - - News / Courts -

SHANTI GUNARATNAM AND ADIB POVERA KUALA LUMPUR news@nst.com.my

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

PIC BY MOHD YUSNI ARIFFIN

Se­nior As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Datuk Ku Chin Wah wav­ing af­ter be­ing ac­quit­ted by the Kuala Lumpur Ses­sions

Court yes­ter­day.

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