Saturday, July 12, 2008

D-G nabbed by ACA: this is what the institution was created for ... the fight against impunity at the highest level

ACA nabs another top immigration officer

KLANG: Immigration Department deputy director-general Yusof Abu Bakar and a close relative were on Saturday remanded for five days at the Klang magistrate’s court here to help investigations by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA).
Yusof, 54, clad in a grey long-sleeved shirt and dark grey pants, and his relative, in a blue T-shirt and jeans, were brought to court at about 11.20am.
The two were handcuffed as they were led to the magistrate’s court here by four ACA officers.
Magistrate Zarifah Zainal Abidin issued the remand starting Saturday at about 11.45am under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
It is learnt that the two were brought to the Klang Magistrate’s Court for the remand because the cases they are being investigated for are said to have been committed in Selangor.
Yusof was arrested at his office in Putrajaya at about 3pm Friday while a close relative of his was picked up from his house in Negri Sembilan at around the same time.
The two are being investigated under Section 11(a) of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997.
Yusof is among 10 people, including lower ranking immigration officers and runners, nabbed by the ACA this week.
On Thursday night, the ACA arrested Immigration Department director-general Datuk Wahid Md Don shortly after he was alleged to have received some RM60,000 from a runner purportedly for a deal involving the issuance of work permits and extensions.

D-G nabbed: Immigration chief and six others arrested for alleged graft

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