correction:

At present, the agency has to refer its completed investigations to the Attorney-General’s Chambers to decide on whether the case could be taken to court. With a dramatic change today, the AG’s Chambers will second a senior officer to be a director at the anti-corruption agency, giving him the powers to prosecute cases. This officer will report directly to the ACA chief.  Which means, no more waiting for the AG to decide.

Earlier, I said that tThe ACA is questioning both the AG and the IGP on Anwar’s Black eye case. Both were said to have fabricated evidence in the latter’s trial in 1998.

But the ACA itself has lost credibility for being under the government’s payroll, hence it’s independence is questioned. (Update: Before it was up to the AG to decide on cases, but with the change, lets see how fat things go).

It’s lacklustre performance since its inception like some 30 years ago, make it look like kid’s play. (Update: with new powers, will it now do what it was really meant to do in the first place? Work independently and nail the culprits without fear or favour, without referring to any higher ups?).

To the eyes of many Malaysians, the ACA has become a clearing house for ‘case closed’.

Where would these questionings lead to? Malaysians are waiting with bated breath. But to me, this may all turn out to be: line clear and case closed!

91 responses »

  1. eeyaw says:

    Absolutely not!
    ACA is being used as a tool by barisan to persecute fair minded Rakyat not going after thieves or murderers especially those in high places!
    Justice for Malaysian & Altantuya!!!!!!

  2. ah long says:

    Question this and question that…..when the bloody hell are they going to question Lingam ??

  3. Myblog says:

    All a charade

  4. Grill says:

    PUTRAJAYA: The Anti-Corruption Agency will make an application to the Royal Commission of Inquiry tomorrow to clear its name in the wake of testimony that it had paid a witness to close a 1998 investigation.

    This is in relation to the testimony of G. Jayanti on Tuesday, who had said she was given RM3,000 by an ACA officer at the end of investigations into a report lodged against Lingam by his brother, V. Thirunama Karasu.

    ACA sources said the agency’s senior officers would like to get Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail’s consent before submitting a statement to the commission.

    “Her evidence has put the ACA in a bad light. We want to clarify what she had testified for public understanding,” a source said. – New S**t Times

  5. CJFOO says:

    Its just a chat over tea break. Daily routine for uncivilised servants.

  6. apapunboleh says:

    ACA is part of the government, it’s very corrupted as well. Waste of time and tax-payers money.

    STOP THE DAMN SHOW!

  7. KongKor says:

    Over the past 50 years and over 50 years of systematic indoctrination of the mind from primary education to the political owned MSM, most Malaysians have been brain-washed’ by the BN government especially UMNO. Having done so, those who works for the government cannot differentiate between politics and governing.

    As such, I do not see any point ACA putting up a show in questioning the AG and IGP since they are in the same government reporting to the same political masters. As Malaysians, I suppose we have to no choice but to suffer the consequences of putting these people in office. The only thing which is actually a sad thing we can do is to enjoy the slap stick comedy played out.

  8. Grill says:

    A.C.A. – Abdullah Cheerleading Association

  9. Charlie says:

    the ACA’s credibility is definitely in doubt..but they had just announced that legal matters and those pertaining to prosecution will no longer be under the AG’s Chambers, they’ll be able to have more bite. Hopefully this is one step in the right direction. in this aspect at least, Pak Lah IS fulfilling his promise.

  10. wanderer says:

    Check the ACA track records for the last 30 years. You draw your own conclusion.
    Let’s hope the PM with the extension of 2 more years will honor his pledges or…
    he be damned!!

  11. Grill says:

    How can they have more bite when they still report to the idiot PM?

  12. pah eng cheong says:

    If the Government is sincere about fighting corruption, ACA should be headed by a panel of decision makers, 40% of them dominated by Pakatan Rakyat.

  13. apapunboleh says:

    No matter how much power they are given, I doubt they will be able to exercise them correctly as the people in charge of the ACA are a bunch of corrupted lap dogs who only listen to their bosses who is incidentally the ruling government.

    Here boy…..sit….now roll over……roll over i say…..good boy…now play dead.

  14. Orang Utan says:

    For a start I think they might nab a few ikan kampung. I think they dare not nab the shark and crocodiles.

  15. tan, tanjong bungah says:

    Hi everyone,

    Now that ACA is invested with powers to prosecute, let us give the ACA a chance to prove itself capable of independence.

    We should congratulate Pak Lah for carrying out this reform to give the ACA prosecution powers. This may be a small step forward, but let us nonetheless give credit to Pak Lah for this positive step forward. We hope though that Pak Lah would carry out more reforms for the Judiciary, etc. soonest possible.

    With more concrete reforms initiated, Pak Lah can regain the trust and admiration of the rakyat.

  16. BSOD says:

    The ACA only questioning Selamat datang and apa khabar datuk, finally last question terima kasih atas kerjasama dengan tuan melawat ke sini, kes tutup dan selamat jalan. TaTa~~

  17. JeyS says:

    ACA is a bunch of BN cronies..this is all hogwash la….

    They are not going to do anything. YES and where is Lingam’s case now? Out of the window…hidden under many ‘high profile’ cases????

    Aiya..waste of our time la!

  18. JeyS says:

    Sorry Tan

    Once bitten twice shy…never believe their hoodwink la..

    NO ONE IN BN is ever reformed la. Even The chieftain himself!

  19. apapunboleh says:

    Giving chance to ACA is like to shooting our own foot. Well I think we did that already by letting BN won with a simple majority in March but hey we could we could always shoot the other one foot.

  20. Arumugam says:

    Hello susan,

    Your right charlie. And yeah ACA was corrupted previously under who’s leadership?

    In this aspect at least The old man AAB is trying to fulfill his promises. he even agreed to step down since the protesters are mocking and barking in streets and cybers. Hopefully this one will lead to the right direction all the public always need and want for the country.

  21. Kesava says:

    The ACA is an organisation through which the PM stays in power. Once in a while to show their relevancy they nab a few.
    If they are really relevant they should first investigate Badawi and Khairy. If they cannot they are just toilet paper and umno puppets.

  22. Kesava says:

    Also reopen the MAIKA investigations. And Nazri as well.

  23. eeyaw says:

    If you want us to give Badawi a chance to reform in his final years, for a start just ask is sil to pay back all his ill gotten gains.

  24. apapunboleh says:

    Bottomline:

    Government – Corrupted
    BN – Corrupted
    Police Force – Corrupted
    Judicary – Corrupted
    ACA – Corrupted

    Nuff said.

  25. JeyS says:

    I second you Kesava…ACA should open up Maika Investigations!!!!

    I tell you that is a massive can of samy-infested worms!!!

    SAMY will go in hiding following BALA’s footsteps…..a bunch of nitwits

  26. Orang Utan says:

    I think the ACA have a certain unwritten guidelines. Up to certain level you cannot even ask. Up to certain level You can ask but cannot touch. The lower level you can ask & touch but not prosecute. The lowest level you can ask touch and prosecute.

  27. acaman says:

    Do you remember one lady in ACA at first refused to mention Linggam’s name when asked her a question ? How many cases were called off investigation by Ghani Patail ? The latest the ACA is asking GP’s permission again in the case of the lady who said she was paid by the ACA. Again though under General Order persons under investigation should pause work, Najib said they can still continue. Najib is emulating TDM.

  28. Makcik Noraini says:

    Looking at the big picture with neutrality, based on Malaysia kini’s report that the ACA is not obligated to report to the AG’s chambers is a good sign of transparency and more independent prosecutorial powers in this case when the AG and the IGP are under investigation by the ACA.

    Howeve,r this was negated by facts that the investigation team (ACA)that lacks skills and in the absence of an independence “Special Selection Committee” which if enacted must be deemed capable figures, I don’t quite see how the ACA team is able to deal with 2 of the most powerful figures in the law-arms of Government institutions namely the IGP and the AG.

    I hope the ACA investigation team won’t pee in their pants. We need a ACA institution with “fangs” not “toothless tigers”, metamorphically speaking.

    *Makcik sayang pada Mirul dan Sofia.*

  29. amoker says:

    They will come in fast when UMNO calls them. When a nobody reports to them, it goes nowhere. Then the guy needs to run away to another country. With less that 20% case closed, this ACA is in no shape.

  30. Kesava says:

    Not only Badawi, even Najib is interfering with ACA investigations.

  31. Orang Utan says:

    Today “Star Publication” reported that cops vs cops in Gemas for bribery money!.
    Let’s see how the ACA handle this case.

  32. Jsss says:

    How to trust ? ACA under bodowi’s government. 2 kali 5 lah………..

  33. mugabe says:

    No. Nobody can be trusted in the Government be they Police, AG, Judges, Customs, JPJ, Immigration , RELA and the most untrusted people are the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime and almost all the Ministers.

    As for the ACA able to , effectively, properly and professionally “interview” or “interrogate” IGP Musa Hassan and AG Gani Patail only when the Sun rise from the West !

    The Salary Grade of the DG of ACA is very much lower than either IGP or AG. And the IGP & AG will simply ignore or even tell off the ACA.

    Only a Judge or Retired Judge of the High Court having some 30 years of service would dare question properly both of these men.

    As it is, the Sun is expected to rise from the East!

  34. Kesava says:

    “Then the guy needs to run away to another country.”

    Remember the Eric Cheah case where the AG sent his people for a holiday to Hong Kong to take statements.
    When they came back the Judge threw out the evidence collected as it was not done correctly.
    Eric Cheah was found not guilty. So simple.

  35. apapunboleh says:

    If we look back, even BN MPs are interfering ACA investigations.

  36. apapunboleh says:

    ACA – All Corrupted Agency

  37. Orang Utan says:

    Hope there is no ACA vs ACA

  38. Grill says:

    An ACA officer once told me “If your boss tells you to jump into the well, you will?”
    I told him “You certainly would”
    He shut up after that.

  39. Orang Utan says:

    Mugabe,
    How does the ACA function in Zimbabwe eh?

  40. Orang Utan says:

    If Malaysia wanted to model our ACA after Hong Kong ICAC (whch our malaysian govt is going to change to MCAC) they should hire a Hong Konger to head the MCAC. Then he wont care who is Badawi,Najib, IGP etc.

  41. Grill says:

    All this ACA is rubbish is Badawi`s dungu psychological war, like this:

    And while he was browsing through his files on the laptop which was projected on the big screen, it was no surprise for me that I saw files entitled “Ketuanan Melayu”. He also then went on about the Malay’s obsession with magic and ghosts, he said that it is all wrong beliefs through the perspective of Islam because if they really could use magic and other dark arts for fighting, then they should kill Karpal Singh with it.

    http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2008/07/11/umnos-latest-psy-war-materials-exposed/

  42. Makcik Noraini says:

    On Kak Sloone’s update:

    ACA investigation of the AG and the IGP=======>found elements of corruption and foul-play=======>Attorney General’s Chamber========> reversal of fact-findings by the ACA=======> Likewise, a Jew complaint Hitler to the Gestapo.

  43. malayamuda says:

    time for Malaysia to send ” lawatan sambil belajar ” teams from our ACA to learn from countries like Zimbabwe, Kenya and Euthopia……

    Then when they meet in Langkawi next time for LID they will have something to discuss for once !

  44. matt says:

    When the british left, they left us a system with a check and balance mechanism today this system has been smashed. It was smashed to bits by making sure the civil service belonged to one race and the person who did this was none other than dr m. Today this cancer has spread so deep into the system i wonder how it will ever be treated,thanks to this dr whom some hold with high esteem we find ourselves f—-d to kingdom come.

  45. Nadia says:

    you need to place trust in your own country. If you view everything and everyone with suspicion then don’t bother being a citizen of this country. Your blog, which started as an interesting and intelligent one is becoming somewhat boring and rhetorical these days. No one is right and everyone is out to get everyone and Malaysia is built idiots…. And yes you are the only one with all the heart, and values.

    It is no good sitting somewhere else and constantly standing in judgment of the public officials. Perhaps you should join and make a difference. Critics without real effort are not worth the while. Your conscience surely must tell you that

  46. Khairy Kemulutin says:

    some ikan bilis also cannot catch! how?

    The sharks are swiming near the beaches and many innocent people died but the sharks were given special priveliges somemore. How?

  47. bamboo river says:

    “Can ACA be trusted on this?”
    The answer is already in the question.

  48. wits0 says:

    Bamboo River: ““Can ACA be trusted on this?”
    The answer is already in the question.”

    The AG gas too much power and a dubious record.

  49. mamapeace says:

    We all know this is another sandiwara..period!!

  50. Is a system no one in Malaysia can win.
    The only solution is to get out of the corrupted system and immigrated to another more civilised country rather than live in one. You cannot beat them join them or even better immigrate to another country. Let the corrupted live with the corrupted.
    It is getting worse and worse every day !!!

  51. Anonymous says:

    Is a system no one in Malaysia can win.
    The only solution is to get out of the corrupted system and immigrated to another more civilised country rather than live in one. You cannot beat them join them or even better immigrate to another country. Let the corrupted live with the corrupted.
    It is getting worse and worse every day !!!

  52. kittykat46 says:

    ACA serves two primary political functions

    a) As a “Kes-Tutup” Washing-machine to cleanse the names of people whom the regime leadership want to protect.
    Meanwhile the files on the person are kept as collateral insurance to ensure they toe the line, and brought out for action (like SAPP’s Yong) if they don’t.

    b) As an Attack Dog Rottweiler-style to destroy the people whom the regime leadership considers undesirable. Such people may or may not actually be guilty of corrupt practices, but the prosecution-persecution is certainly highly selective.

  53. JAMES LOW says:

    A small step in the right direction? Or power granted with substance and prudence? Since the ACA is also tainted with corruption,revamp,revamp is the only solution.

  54. JeyS says:

    Nadia
    “you need to place trust in your own country. If you view everything and everyone with suspicion then don’t bother being a citizen of this country. Your blog, which started as an interesting and intelligent one is becoming somewhat boring and rhetorical these days. No one is right and everyone is out to get everyone and Malaysia is built idiots…. And yes you are the only one with all the heart, and values.”

    1) How to join PSD when all the ‘bumi’s only’ application is accepted???

    2) How to trust when a couple of times you did and you get f***ed that many times thats it better not to trust and if by god’s grace something good happens then accept it as gift of god and not some ‘good governance’

    Please grow up and see the light (its actually very faraway but albeit there’s one (don’t ask me when))

    Look around you when you go the GLCs and government offices.

  55. kwai lan says:

    ACA questioning AG and IGP…???
    more like a teh tarik session with some kuih thrown in…

    just another sandiwara…
    after a while…
    cakap no case one….
    u want to bet or not la…..

  56. wits0 says:

    Know what Nadia, afraid you have mixed up naivety with conscience. Or is that deliberate?

    In any case, ‘conscience’ is not really a constant quality with all human beings. It’s something cultivated according to one’s own degree of refinement. A narrowly focussed creed will not produce any worthwhile degree of conscience in people. We are seeing that expressed in the form of unremitting racism from the ugly Gomen.

  57. donplaypuks says:

    ACA: I Raja Polis, did you fabricate evidence?
    IRP: Tidak Tuan, saya berrespektfully bersubmitkan, saya did not.
    ACA: Mr. Ganesh Patel, did you fabricate evidence?
    GP: No sir, I yam respectfully submitting I did not.
    ACA: Good truthful answers. NFA!

    Headlines in the ‘Moon & Stars’ by Dato Wong Wai You Want To Know But Vote Wisely or Else…

    “After a lengthy and exhaustive in-depth investigation by the ACA, in which I Raja Polis and Ganesh Patel were subjected to intensive grilling and questioning, and ……no stones were left unturned, the ACA……..recommended NFA.

    …..PM & DPM quoted by unknown experts and leading analysts
    ……satisfied….

    ………..DSAI to be charged with malafide SD by ACA” lol!

    http://donplaypuks.blogspot.com

  58. To trust the ACA, another government body is like telling the Jews to trust Hitler when they were packed into a train taking them to Auschwitz , to certain death.

    There is no shred of decency left in all government departments headed by people completely corrupted and incorrigible.

    There has to be an “abdullah solution” to all these ie getting rid of all the scumbags and starting anew with a new government managed by completely reborn-kind of people. Is this too far a dream?

  59. ah long says:

    If the SIL is not guilty of insider trading then I am Tarzan’s chimpanzee!!! When the fark is the ACA going to investigate that farking dickhead.

  60. kittykat46 says:

    By the way, has anyone noticed that Susan is going to have 3 million hits soon ?
    Its at 2,784,000. Just one or two weeks more…

  61. wanderer says:

    Nadia:

    “You are a thorn among the roses.” I respect your rights to speak, you are entitled to your opinions and let me, be entitled to mine.
    Are you one of the scholarship holders?

  62. Eric says:

    We cannot trust Abdullah for any reforms. I’m very sad many Malaysians was being fooled that resulted in his big victory in 2004 election. Pandai pura-pura saja. Perhaps he is relying on blind malaysians who can be easily fooled by him. Perhaps that also explain why gov dislike outstanding students, let Singapore grap them….who cares……fool is better for gov

  63. tsudomy and duress says:

    my god who is going to investigate the ‘ACA.’

    Quick we need to call in John Rambo
    to liberate this country from corruption.

  64. george says:

    Chinese preverb said… “if u to trust it, elephant will climb up the tree”

    hahaha… it just merely a drama by BN government. Pak “Tak Apa” Lah know very well that it is hard to force any change in BN and fight for injustice, corruptions, cronyism, etc and they all are resist to change and did not want to change at all…

    He also know well too that he need to do some change, a small change from time to time… so that he can pronounce to Rakyat that he have did some great things during his time… hehehe… (laughing)

    Well, i would say that to let the Rakyat to trust the ACA, police, judges…and the government…. if they do change, we rakyat will change them… change the government and everything will soon to be change.

    For the time being, let’s sit back and enjoying the drama… or the titan war.

  65. imwatchingu says:

    As long as ACA report to the Chief Executive, the answer to your question is a big ‘NO’. It’s one of the most useless institutions in the country and is subsevient to the BN. It’s just useless but also very expensive government department to maintain. Get rid of it I say.

  66. aziz says:

    ACA cannot be trustedlah……. Wasting time lah…… The government is CORRUPT! Don’t u see it! Aiyooooo….

  67. Hind-raf says:

    If you view everything and everyone with suspicion then don’t bother being a citizen of this country. – Nadia

    You like being called an idiot?

    Your blog, which started as an interesting and intelligent one is becoming somewhat boring and rhetorical these days. – Nadia

    Then why are you here?

    It is no good sitting somewhere else and constantly standing in judgment of the public officials. – Nadia

    Of course it is. But a stupido like you will never understand that.

    Perhaps you should join and make a difference. – Nadia

    More stupidity. That is what is happening and you can`t see.

    Critics without real effort are not worth the while. – Nadia

    Tapi a stupid like you do not know the meaning of effort

    Your conscience surely must tell you that – Nadia

    Obviously your “conscience” is equal to BN conscience. Rape, greed, suppression, bribery, threats, ketuanan, and so on and so forth.

  68. Ganesan says:

    There is no credibility among the JUdiciary and law enforcement. malaysians have been tolerating this for years. I have no confidence that even BPR has the guts to prosecute anyone withour fear or favour. There needs to be a mind change which Malaysians will never do.

  69. PL says:

    Waiting for pigs to fly

  70. Orang Utan says:

    What man everybody, they just want to cari makan only lah. Malaysia is not as bad of Mynmar or Zimbabwe. If u dont disturb them they wont disturb u. If u r not satusfied u can follow the saying” We must trouble the trouble so that the trouble wont trouble u” If u cant win them why not join them?. Make more money lah!

  71. daniel says:

    igp cannot be trusted
    ag cannot be trusted
    aca cannot be trusted
    ec chairman cannot be trusted
    most in the top echelon of most govt agencies & bn parties cannot be trusted.
    so on whom can we place our trust?

    how did our counry come to this?

    we cant just do with incremental changes over time (we cant afford it. our country’s coffers are depleting fast, by the minutes…), nor can we achieve anything meaningful with even a major overhaul (yes, it has come to this). what we need is a complete change; at least this holds true for all the above.

    think. with whom can we put our faith on to achieve this miracle? my answer is anwar&gang. we havent seen anything so good (and soooo close) all our lives. and i am willing to forget those petty and personal things, if you know what i mean. i just dont care.

    this is it. do or die (back to square one, back to the dark ages). we WILL never have the chance again. at least for another 50 years. anyway, halfway through that period, we’d be worse of than zimbabwe now, so i guess it’d be moot by then.

  72. CYBERBOY says:

    It’s a case of “I watch your backside and you watch mine too” again. Last year, ACA cleared the IGP of involvement with crime syndicates. The AG cleared the ACA.
    They are doing each other a favour here. We all in Malaysia know all this discriminate abuses of their powers. Only the world is unaware as yet.
    The ACA does not have the credibility to do the job!

  73. CYBERBOY says:

    HOW CAN THE ACA BE FAIR WHEN THE JUDICIARY AND THE EXECUTIVE POWERS OF THE COUNTRY ARE ALREADY CORRUPTED?

  74. BobbyNZ says:

    ACA should investigate the legalisation of short selling of currency and stocks in 1997, the worst despicable corrupt action of a politician who was more than a “snitch” to the CROOKS! Billions of ringgit wiped off within months after years of sweat and toil by the rakyat!

  75. Orang Utan says:

    BobbyNZ,
    There U r again on shortselling. I think u must have mentioned thousand of times. If u cant sleep or feeling restless I recommend that u better visit a psychiatrist.

  76. LimDokSa says:

    Halo ACA….you are puppets! Yr BN master ketok u satu kali, u gerak satu kali…ketok lagi, u gerak lagi…..then yr BN master will reward you….aaah it’s good…! Everything is fine….master happy….you also happy, D’ont be blind!!! One day……….you meet yr real MASTER…….he ketok you satu kali…..langsung masuk NERAKA!!!!!! That is the place where the fire will burn you……..indefinitely!!! Anyway, still time for you to repent…..the choice is yours! Hehe…

  77. tag says:

    I so glad BobbyNZ lost so much. Very good. This same pig was in the same mud rolling with the pigs. Unfortunate he not slaughtered.

  78. Dr. Ismawi says:

    Please do not disturb Bobby NZ. He is one of my patient.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Ismawi Merican

  79. BobbyNZ says:

    Anwar must be your patient too Doctor hehe.

    Tell you guys a joke: One day God summoned Anwar and asked “Anwar why are you still banging arseholes?” Anwar replied : “O God, I learned it from the Americans porn” God replied “Well I put it in writing not to bang arseholds didnt I?” Anwar replied “I thought times have changed” God then said “Well, you are still shitting from the same arsehole arent you? Look there’s shit in your mouth. Let me send some fire and brimstone to cleanse your filty mouth!”

    Another one; They say a neurotic builds castles in the air, the psychotic lives in it and the psychiatrists collects the rent. Anwar is the psychotic wanting to be PM and Dr Ismawi is collecting the “rent” hahaha

    Good day guys! Take it easy. I am having a good time! It’s the mildest way I can express my gratitude to Anwar for breaking my rice bowl in 1998.

    Cheers

    BobbyNZ

  80. BobbyNZ says:

    Hey guys,

    A neurotic builds castle in the air, a psychotic lives in it and the psychiatrist collects the rent. The psychotic who wants to be PM is Anwar and Dr Ismawi is collecting the “rent” hahaha

    Have a good day guys

    BobbyNZ

  81. doggone says:

    Looking at the comments above, can anyone blame the court of public opinion with regards to the negative perception we have of our ACA? They can only redeem themselves when they start to persecute the corrupt in high places. Netting small fishes which is few and far between will never convince the people of their sincerity.

  82. hutchrun says:

    PUTRAJAYA, July 11 – A senior immigration officer and two businessmen from a foreign worker recruitment agency, all three having the title of “Datuk”, were among seven people nabbed by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) for corruption involving the issuance visas for foreign workers.

    ACA investigations division director Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull said the seven, aged between 35 and 64 years, were detained in a special operation in the Klang Valley over the last three days.

    “They are now being held under remand to facilitate investigations. We also seized almost RM500,000 from the suspects in the operation,” he told a press conference at the ACA’s headquarters here today.

    http://themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/headlines/42-lead-stories/1680-three-datuks-among-7-nabbed-in-aca-operation

  83. hutchrun says:

    PUTRAJAYA, July 11 – A senior immigration officer and two businessmen from a foreign worker recruitment agency, all three having the title of “Datuk”, were among seven people nabbed by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) for corruption involving the issuance visas for foreign workers.

    ACA investigations division director Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull said the seven, aged between 35 and 64 years, were detained in a special operation in the Klang Valley over the last three days.

    “They are now being held under remand to facilitate investigations. We also seized almost RM500,000 from the suspects in the operation,” he told a press conference at the ACA’s headquarters here today.

  84. hutchrun says:

    Three Datuks among 7 nabbed in ACA operation
    PUTRAJAYA, July 11 – A senior immigration officer and two businessmen from a foreign worker recruitment agency, all three having the title of “Datuk”, were among seven people nabbed by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) for corruption involving the issuance visas for foreign workers.

    ACA investigations division director Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull said the seven, aged between 35 and 64 years, were detained in a special operation in the Klang Valley over the last three days.

    “They are now being held under remand to facilitate investigations. We also seized almost RM500,000 from the suspects in the operation,” he told a press conference at the ACA’s headquarters here today.

    He said their arrests were made possible through information from the public. Mohd Shukri said among those arrested was a “runner” for the recruitment agency.

    Mohd Shukri said among those arrested was a “runner” for the employment agency.

    According to him, the ACA was also trying to determine if any other foreign worker recruitment agencies were involved in the scam.

  85. hutchrun says:

    Three Datuks among 7 nabbed in ACA operation

    PUTRAJAYA, July 11 – A senior immigration officer and two businessmen from a foreign worker recruitment agency, all three having the title of “Datuk”, were among seven people nabbed by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) for corruption involving the issuance visas for foreign workers.

    ACA investigations division director Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull said the seven, aged between 35 and 64 years, were detained in a special operation in the Klang Valley over the last three days.

    “They are now being held under remand to facilitate investigations. We also seized almost RM500,000 from the suspects in the operation,” he told a press conference at the ACA’s headquarters here today.

    He said their arrests were made possible through information from the public. Mohd Shukri said among those arrested was a “runner” for the recruitment agency.

    Mohd Shukri said among those arrested was a “runner” for the employment agency.

    According to him, the ACA was also trying to determine if any other foreign worker recruitment agencies were involved in the scam.

  86. hutchrun says:

    PUTRAJAYA, July 11 – A senior immigration officer and two businessmen from a foreign worker recruitment agency, all three having the title of “Datuk”, were among seven people nabbed by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) for corruption involving the issuance visas for foreign workers.

    ACA investigations division director Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull said the seven, aged between 35 and 64 years, were detained in a special operation in the Klang Valley over the last three days.

    “They are now being held under remand to facilitate investigations. We also seized almost RM500,000 from the suspects in the operation,” he told a press conference at the ACA’s headquarters here today.

    He said their arrests were made possible through information from the public. Mohd Shukri said among those arrested was a “runner” for the recruitment agency.

    Mohd Shukri said among those arrested was a “runner” for the employment agency.

    According to him, the ACA was also trying to determine if any other foreign worker recruitment agencies were involved in the scam.

    Bernama learnt that the senior immigration officer, aged 55, was nabbed at his Jalan Duta home in Kuala Lumpur at 10.20pm yesterday.

    The operation followed a complaint made by an agent involved in foreign worker recruitment that a bribe of RM350 was being demanded for speedy approval of visas for each foreign worker hired.

    Meanwhile, the ACA headquarters in statement sent to Bernama’s headquarters

    in Kuala Lumpur, said the Attorney-General’s Department would second one of its senior officers to be the Director of the ACA’s Legal and Prosecution Division.

    The officer, who would be of director rank, would be responsible for administration in terms of reports to the ACA director-general.

    The statement said this followed the decision by the AG’s office to let the agency handle public interest cases.

    Commenting on the same matter, Mohd Shukri explained it meant investigation papers would no longer be sent to the AG’s Department but the presence of the director from the AG’s office was necessary as powers to prosecute still lay with the Public Prosecutor. – Bernama

  87. new nation says:

    Although the ACA has now more powers,
    Wow the ACA has powers – is this a typo?
    To and not prosecute – Makes one waver to read this.

  88. new nation says:

    Made a typo – used wrong tags
    Although the ACA has now more persecute powers,
    Wow the ACA has persecute powers – is this a typo?
    To persecuteand not prosecute – Makes one waver to read this.

  89. macgaiyver says:

    Who approves the Visa or Work Permit is the immigration Dept or The Kementarian Dalam Negara!!!??? Where are the other Big Fish!!! Is the net “ADA LUBANG”??? or that sharks is to BIG!!!
    You can’t FOOL every one Everytime!!!!

  90. zelmey says:

    Anything can happen…..beyond our mind !!

  91. just says:

    just would like to know why other countries will not send good to Malaysia. Why is it that post from the UK normal letters never get here.
    why is it when I had by belongings sent over and things went missing . nothing is ever done and it all boils down to excuses.
    why is it customs in Brunei take items that have been all over the world.

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