Only Sin Chew Daily seem to have reported the name of the Immigration department director-general who is reportedly detained by ACA for investigations.
Wahid Mohd Don (image, left) was alleged to have received a RM250 thousand bribe and is currently detained under section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Sources from ACA told Sin Chew Daily that Wahid was arrested by ACA officials at his home at 8.30pm Thursday (10 July).
He had been reported to have taken bribe from illegal prostitution syndicates and illegal foreign workers.
It seems the ACA is planning to bring Wahid to the Palace of Justice to extend his detention.
Wahid, aged 56, was appointed as Immigration Department Director General in October, 2006.
It was only last month that Wahid witnessed a new Malaysian system for immigration enforcement, where the Home Affairs Ministry has signed an agreement, with local forensic solutions company Nexbis Sdn Bhd, to roll out a forensic- level national security solution for foreigners entering, or working in, Malaysia.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dato’ Wahid Md. Don said that NexCodeTM would increase the immigration department’s nationwide enforcement capabilities with access to secure information in real-time. In addition, NexCodeTM would extend the same capabilities to deal with foreigner-related issues to other larger enforcement agencies within the ministry of home affairs, such as the PDRM, RELA and AADK.
“These advantages will promote higher efficiency, help to address issues of people smuggling, trafficking and fraud. This agreement paves the way for the Government of Malaysia to develop significant and coordinated inter-department and inter-government collaboration via NexCodeTM’s capability to cross-link between agencies and even governments to assist in internal and transnational crime,” said Dato’ Wahid.
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