The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has not stopped their efforts in tackling bribery issues in our country.
Recently, an immigration officer based in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) was caught red-handed for accepting a RM22k bribe from two Chinese nationals.
According to New Straits Times (NST), the bribe was intended to free the pair of immigrants, who had been detained for using counterfeit immigration stamps. The 26-year-old immigration officer who has a KP 19 grade, was caught in the process of taking the bribe by the MACC officers at a petrol station near the airport on Wednesday (2nd December).
What’s more surprising, this was not the officer’s first offence. His arrest came after a foreign workers’ agent, who was busted in Cheras, revealed that the officer provided the agent with information of the Chinese nationals detained at the airport.
The source said, “Based on information received, the Immigration officer in question would furnish the agent with particulars of Chinese nationals detained for immigration offences at KLIA. The agent’s job would then be to contact their family members in China to ask for a bribe to free those under custody.”
He added, “The families in China would then contact their friends in Malaysia to help prepare the money and hand it over to the agent.” Following the revelation, Selangor MACC director Datuk Alias Salim has confirmed the arrest and informed that the case is being probed under Section 16 of the MACC Act 2009.
Source: New Straits Times.