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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60 responses »

  1. hutchrun says:

    I know someone who`s going to be very pleased at this.

  2. hutchrun says:

    There are a few more in immigration who could do with some picking up. And then those Agents as well – some of whom are foreigners themselves.

  3. hutchrun says:

    This one also needs to be investigated:


  4. hutchrun says:

    This one also needs to be investigated:

  5. imwatchingu says:

    Now we know how so many criminals can come and go out of the country. Those who are empowered to protect us are the real perpetrators and protectors of these criminals. What hope do we have? Unfortunately, it doesn’t end with the immigration only. The police, judiciary, you name it. And the masterminds go right up to the top.

  6. Hostage88 says:

    It cost almost RM25,000 for a China National to work in Malaysia.

    This RM25,000 is for the following:-

    1. China’s agent fees
    2. Malaysia agent fees

    So if you are an authorised agent in Malaysia as endorsed by Immigration Department, you are set up a couple of years.

    Why and how are you set up, it is because there is no limit to the number of Chinese Workers you can bring in.

    How much does immigration charge to issue the permit?

    So you know where the money is going. You do not need high IQ to know that right.

  7. hutchrun says:

    Now we know how so many criminals can come and go out of the country. – imwatchingu

    There`s one walking around freely in KL out on police bail. Everytime the case comes up it gets postponed. He`s already a millionaire.

  8. artic turban says:

    Is that why malaysians travelling to the uk starting ver soon will need visas, another world champion, jaguh kampung, project brought to you by umno.

    Visa plan for ‘risky’ visitors.
    One of the risks posed is the possession of bogus passports
    The government has warned 11 countries that their citizens will need visas to visit the UK unless they “significantly reduce” the risk they pose.

    Listed are Brazil, Namibia, South Africa, Malaysia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Swaziland, and Trinidad and Tobago.

    A Home Office report identifies bogus passports, criminal acts and terrorism as possible risks posed by visitors.

    It says the new visa requirements could become law by early 2009.

    The new countries on the visa list have a combined population of more than 300 million – nearly 5% of the world’s population.

    We need to decide how to widen the visa net. We cannot and will not shy away from going wider

    Liam Byrne, immigration minister

    If visas are imposed on them, 80% of the world’s population will be subject to visa entry requirements in order to visit the UK.

    Because Britain is a member of the EU, citizens of European countries do not need visas to visit the UK.

    Border and Immigration Minister Liam Byrne said: “We need to decide how to widen the visa net.

    “We cannot and will not shy away from going wider and will, whenever we think there is a risk to the UK.”

    ‘Evidence of change’

    He said the government will now “work with” the countries over the next six months in an effort to reduce the risks.

    “If they are able to show evidence of change then there will be no need to introduce a visa regime,” said Mr Byrne.

    The criteria for the Home Office’s Visa Waiver Test included looking at passport security and integrity; the degree of co-operation over deportation or the removal of a country’s nationals from the UK.

    Levels of illegal working in the UK and other immigration abuses, levels of crime and the risk of a visitor committing a terrorist act were also considered.

  9. mugabe says:

    This problem is peculiar to Zimbabwe Timur aka Malaysia !
    Next , please ….
    JPJ, Customs, Transport Licensing, ALL PBT Hawkers Licensing, Police [forever until Doomsday eg just look at the Gemas Police Station case]

    BTW all the above Jobs are the Favourites of the Malay Youth …. their first choice of employment.

  10. Isa X says:

    Well Well Well! If Dt Wahid got caught rest assure he is still a small fry in this scenario – believe me folks. The stench of corruption is from top to bottom and Dt Wahid can in no way be and end to this vicious human traffic market. The pain the psychological terror the tense and sometimes mean countenances foreign spouses had to endure before these All-Powerful officers smacks a frightening similarity like the Rafa and Gaza crossing of the Israeli boarder guards. A day at immigration is a very long day; one is tense, goes to the toilet without the need, fear, butterflies in your stomach, I’m afraid to speak up; because of the long hours I’d take a book with me yet could not get past a single page though I’d be there for the rest of the day; Officers would not look you in the face; its a bureaucracy that frightens the hell out of you. Otherwise young pleasant faces transformed the minute the doors are open. Immigration is the one part of Malaysia “Malay & Indian” that are so contrary to the general society impression, one wonders where and from whence these cold deliberate forms (Staff) appeared. People in their desperation of course without agent or lawyers fell prey to touts not that they believe these guys can get the job done but merely the anxiety which overcomes them. There’s never any doubt in my mind that my papers were not up to standard yet I dread the day I have to return to Damansara. I met my wife in England a beautifully pleasant person (Malayu )gentle forbearing yet in her STRUGGLE to keep our family in one place she often broke down- she lost the will to face up to her own country man and country woman and in our pursuit of settling down countless families return to their other half’s country of origin vowing never to return; of whom indecently most are educated Malay women (mothers) and educated enterprising husbands/fathers and halfbreed off springs which GOD alone can deny. Where the rivers are dirty therein lies the condition of the land from which there’s pollution. Immigration like our customs is that river which human traffic are as frequent as the goods that flow to and fro. Clean it up and we shall enjoy a prosperous and vibrant nation of which fear is a past time and prosperity represents freedom. Malaysia is a beautiful country and so is its people. God Bless.

  11. hutchrun says:

    Could Wahid be doing this without a Badawi Cabinet Minister benefitting also?
    Very hard to believe.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Wahid must be thinking that as D-G of immigration he was doing the BN NEP policy a favour, just like all the corrupted Malay civil servants think.
    I have been in and out of the country and my encountered experience with the immigration is one of blatant corruptions, to say the least, for years. Do away with NEP and you can do away with half if not more corruptions in the country ,the sooner the better there are other ways to help the Malays. Have more none Malays in the civil service. It may be a little too late I think corruption is a way of life among the civil servants for now.
    If you do not like it, just like me, GET OUT of this God forsaken corrupted country and let the corrupted ones live with the corruption until there is nothing left. It would not be long before it becomes the Pakistan of Asean.

  13. hutchrun says:

    On August 25 and 28, I wrote to Mahathir about the conspiracy to shame me and destroy my political career. We had a number of meetings at his office and residence and I could sense his animosity. I challenged him to state his stand on morality. He had never been known to be too concerned about the moral conduct of officials and had even tolerated those bringing in women in private jets and bypassing immigration.


  14. CYBERBOY says:

    Malaysia was previously reported as one of the worst countries linked to human trafficking by the US.

    Only in April 2007, after the report was out, that the government was willing to pass a law to prosecute those involved. Without corruptions, it seemed impossible for those foreign men and women to be brought in so easily. In complicity with the Immigration Department would be the Police.

    It is doubtful, like all other cases, that they would prosecute successfully that Wahab. They had already in the past year cleared the IGP of links with crime syndicates.

    This is just a purported action to hoodwink the world that they are serious to clean up the country. Maybe after Wahab is removed, somebody else will still continue with all these immigration abuses.

  15. caravanserai says:

    A DG caught
    On corruption charges
    Money recovered in homes
    Of several people involved
    Ages ranging from 35-65 years old

    This is a good work
    Catching the middle flies
    When ACA efforts always never rhyme
    Of big fishes top of the echelon
    These fishes always seem to escape
    The trawling net…………..

    There are always reasoning
    When on the surfaces
    The deeds have been done
    Yet no action will be launched
    Even when police reports are made

    The Rakyat wants to see
    Big fishes too caught in the net
    What we read about
    The small and middle flies

    Can’t ACA go higher up?
    The steps are there
    Afraid to see the unknown
    When the powerful involved

    ACA works harder
    For the good of the country
    Go without fear or favor
    Catch the big fishes
    Even the powerful ones too
    Yet they fail climbing up the ladder

  16. Anonymous says:

    Probably he is not belong to any camp in UMNO. Those belong to UMNO will get away- even if murder someone and make fake evident in court.


  17. kesava says:

    But ACA never dared investigate Badawi and his SIL over the ECM-Libra Scandal.

  18. bamboo river says:

    He signed off his retirement benefits .

  19. matt says:

    DG caught with cash what about those below him,there is no secret about Malaysia being a centre for human trafficking with this arrest.

  20. While the ACA is at it, they should also take a look at the shenanigans going on in the Customs dept as well.

  21. Rakyat Malaysia says:






  22. wanderer says:

    BN politicans and civil servants in Bolehland are all very efficient for a wrong reason… water, ship will sail!
    ACA good start, see you are capable of napping some top politicians. I hope this is not just to one off effort. Try to change my mindset of your efficiency in carrying out your duties to the nation.

  23. Ctizen Me says:

    In developed countries only the person concerned can apply for work permit. He applies directly after he gets a job offer.The Immigration Department deals directly with the applicant through the direct employer and after all procedures are completed the Work Visa is issued directly to the applicant. Now you see no agent.

    The employer is directly responsible for the worker and he must clearly indicate ability to pay wages and if need be to pay for return airfare upon completion of contract or earlier.

    Government Departmrtments should be prevented from outsourcing their work for a fee that is to be paid by the person who uses the servicebecause we pay taxes. Make the process transparent and you will find that you reduce the margin for corruption.

  24. kesava says:

    How can they make it transparent when umno people need the money for elections?

  25. Not surprised says:

    Not surprised though !. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper and you will catch a netful of rotten fish. That is the problem in the Malay Civil Service. All Governments Departments are no exception – they are all staffed by nitwits wasting the ordinary taxpayers monies. Funny though evryone caught in the trap are Datuks , TanSris etc, it is better to scrap all these titles being bestowed on criminals; a true mockery of the whole sytem.

    Yes, not surprised really. There are a number of ‘legal’ immigrant Indonesians with Blue IC roaming the streets, having paid a substantial sum to the crooks disguised as loyal servants of the state. Dig Deeper as I have said.

  26. rozlan says:

    I think that guy mistake was he didnt gave some of the illgotten money to the relevant parties..Dia mau makan sorang la.Thats why dia kena caj..mcm kes kat balai polis Gemas la yg heboh kat akhbar STAR pada 11 hb Julai tu.Duit rasauh dikumpul kemudian dibahagi bahagi pd hujung bulan.Lance kopral tu tak dapatt.So dia report kat BPR sebab tak dapat duit rasuah.BUkannya kerana anti rasuah.

    Sarjan dia pulak balas balik dan report Lance kopral tu jual perabut pejabat pad secnd hand dealer..Pada mata orang ramai dua dua pihak sama.Satu balai korup…

    Ini lah situasi negara kita sekarang..

  27. CJFOO says:

    What happen is only a tip of the iceberg. It is far more rampant than you think.

    The department in the Home Ministry that handles permits for foreign workers is really corrupted and rotten to the core.

    See for yourself the next time to submit documents for foreign worker. You will spit at them.

  28. eeyaw says:

    This country of ours is now in the category of Indonesia and very soon will catch up to the level of Zimbabwe. By then everyone of us will become Billion Ringgit aires, with the cost of bread at RM1 million per loave. The “zeros” are adding up no thanks to corruptions & imbecile people in power & Bank Negara Governor!

  29. H Amri says:

    ACA, while you are at it, why don’t you find out who was responsible for erasing Altantuya entry record from the Immigration data files?

  30. Patek1472 says:

    Jeyklls and Hydes in Malaysia. Are you?

    Malaysians in dilemma? So many events and news both real and unreal. Don’t know who to believe? Bombarded with too much spins. These are the quotes, we now hear.

    “Give up”, “Fed up”, “Wait and See”, “Lost interest”, “Headache”, “Cannot believe anyone”, “Who to believe ah?”, “Niamah”, “Pening kepala”, “Pening otak”, “Sudah lah”, “Pi mampus”, “Insyallah (God Willing)” or raise your palm and fist and put them together on National tv or or or or other blogs.

    Why? Because it depends on what you want to perceive and your bias toward your own race, color, religion, party, groups, interests, superiority or plain dumbness.

    That makes you something of a Jeykll and Hyde if you can’t differentiate between facts and fictions, good and evil, right and wrong, true or false. Too many Malaysians can’t decide now whether to become Jeykll or whether to become Hyde or when to become Jeykll or when to become Hyde.

    Think hard and search your conscience from deep within and “Viola” you can differenciate between Night from Day. Throw out bias towards race, creed, superiority, affiliations, religion and beliefs, greed, power, cronyism etc and then see whether some of the things happening around is right or wrong , true or false, evil or good, facts or fiction.

    1. Altantuya was killed and blown to bits. (Fact or Fiction).
    2. Sodomy is as evil as murder. (True or False).
    3. Anyone accused are innocent until proven guilty. (True or False).
    4. Statutory Declarations and Police reports can be made to fool people. (True/False).
    5. Anyman or woman will swear on his religion or beliefs to save his own skin. (True/False).
    6. Race superiority is needed to rule Malaysians. (Fact or Fiction).
    7. Religious superiority is needed to rule Malaysians. (Fact or Fiction).
    8. All poor people need to be helped by Government. (True or False).
    9. Corruption is a fact of life and should be tolerated. (Fact or Fiction).
    10. ISA is needed because prevention is better than cure. (Fact or Fiction).
    11. Free education is a right for all Malaysian children. (True or False).
    12. Free healthcare is a right of all Malaysians. (True/False).
    13. Free speech is a right of all Malaysians. (True/False).
    14. Freedom of religions and beliefs is a right of all Malaysians. (True/False).
    15. Liberty is a right of all Malaysians. (True/False).
    16. All Malaysians and the world can be converted to a single culture, religion, race in future. (Fact or Fiction).

    To be continued……


  31. macgaiyver says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha,Now we know how was the death Alatantuya’s entry record to Malaysia is deleted from the Immigration System.
    Slowly everything will bounce back. Like the world it will come around.Every ACTION Have a REACTION!!!!!!

  32. bamboo river says:

    “ACA, while you are at it, why don’t you find out who was responsible for erasing Altantuya entry record from the Immigration data files?” – H Amri.

    Well , that was a good suggestion.
    Only problem is, he coud have known too much too close for comfort.

  33. PL says:

    ACA, look into the KLIA Kargo and KLIA Poslaju. Rumours has it (rumours in Malaysia is 99% truth; 1% nothing but the truth) that an unemployed UmnoYouth bigshot was at the cargo area to collect his leather goods imported from Bangkok. Of course, no one dare question him and no duty was collected. If there is a protection for whistle-blowers, this parasite would have been exposed long ago. Who’s this unemployed UmnoYouth who think he owns the country….I’m sure you can guess it right. These goods were destined for Petaling Street with the aid from Chinese goons. Ever wonder why some stalls owners were targeted for raid and some were not.
    The officers at KLIA Poslaju were always asking for some fees to kau-tim for goods to be declared tax-free. ACA should do some undercover stint to establish the truth.

  34. wits0 says:

    Remember the Kasitah Kaddam and the 18 high profile cases? Whatever became of all those apart from the Eric Chia’s one (which was ‘cleared’ and he’s now dead).

    This one’s is another tokenism, a flash in the pan, a tip of the ice berg, meant soon to be forgotten.

    The NEP has lots to do with the situation. For one, it diminishes the potential pool of good people and gives rise to elitism which encourages the entrenching of corruption and destruction of belief in the System so badly flawed.

  35. Menyalak-er says:

    Hi fellas,
    The Immigration jamban-tan is verily amongst the most corrupt instituitions with pdrm and customs.
    This obese DG is no small middling fly, he can wipe out your passport/exit-entry records with a flick of his manicured lil’ finger.
    The corruption within the civil service is so pervasive that even the office-boy is on the take… how else can Sam-value learn tricks of the trade!
    Of course there are a very few good incorruptible ones – they are usually found cleaning up jambans or sitting in caged offices sweating blood – carrying out nefarious ‘orders’ of their superiors, so they are always caught between the rock and a hard place!
    ACA should go anal probe themselves too – and make the findings public!

  36. ah long says:

    Human traffiking is rampant in Malaysia. Any fool can show you the thousands of sexslaves mainly from China working in Malaysia.

    Immigration can you explain how the fark they got in? This is an evil practise and must be stopped.

    In East Malaysia how can immigration explain the millions of Filipinos and Indonesians get blue IC and Malaysian citizenship and entitled to free hospitals and education???

  37. wits0 says:

    We’ve been royally screwed for a long time. Decades ago the Custom was awarded the title, “Royal” too because of the revenue they raked in. Eye closed for its entrenched corruption all the while on accouunt of money. It’s not a wonder that there’s always a huge rush of applicants for working in the Custom and Immigration annually. The PDRM is there to protect the elites, so why shouldn’t an eye also be closed on ’em too?

    The problem has now only come to the fore because the other eye is getting half-closed, as well, with the elitist fish heads gets even more rotten and the stench becoming inescapably felt.

  38. kittykat46 says:

    We often think of corruption as “under-counter money”, paid in secret.
    With Immigresen and Kastam these days, its “over-counter money” done in the open.
    Nobody even bothers to hide it anymore.

    Don’t think too much about the arrest. Its sandiwara from a desperate regime.

  39. wits0 says:

    Don’t forget this ’05 Interview:
    Meeting Malaysia’s notorious triads

    The Gomen runs his world.

    Duh! But how has the M’sian Gomen responded since then? Next to zilch.

    Now it’s only logical the Britain requires Visa from Bolehland and the rest of the EU too expectedly.

    Congratulation to Bolehland, and people like Spudhead and ilks, you’ve got it made!

  40. chaptokam says:

    kittykat46 (16:05:21) :

    We often think of corruption as “under-counter money”, paid in secret.
    With Immigresen and Kastam these days, its “over-counter money” done in the open.

    Ever wondered what KASTAM stands for ??

    Kalau Ada Sapu , Tidak Ada Minta .

  41. chaptokam says:

    I hope this guy is not involved in the deletion of immigration records .

    Otherwise he could have to trump card to get away scott free by threatening to expose who ordered him to delete records from the immigration computers .

  42. tamade says:

    Congratulations to Datuk Sri Ahmad, the ACA Head for being confered the title of Datuk Sri by the honorable YDPB Penang.

    Looks like ACA is busy rounding up the dirty top guomen brass. That’s a good sign and a good move. Hope that he will reopen the files of 18 corrupted big sharks in the former Bolehland Fed Cabinet as claimed by Rais Yatim.

    Let’s get them and nail them in the coffin.

  43. tamade says:

    By the way, Datuk Sri Ahmad, hope that you can also investigate Project M where millions of MyKard were issued to the illegals in East Malaysia for the past years.

    Please nail those involved as this is an act of TREASON to Bolehland.

  44. Littlebird says:

    I wrote to the DG about someone who is having a working visa in malaysia when shouldn’t be having one. Been more than a year but no reply so far. but then I was talking about someone “big”

  45. Orang Utan says:

    Well I thin at DG level I consider it still a below medium fry.If minister level R charged then I consider it quite a big fry.

  46. abuluqman says:

    since the case involves foreign workers, may i suggest that we check how many foreign maids some of our ministers (particularly our DPM) have. should the immigration allow anyone to have more than 10 foreign maids?

  47. fred says:

    unbelievable! after 50 years of independence and stealing hundreds of billions from the rakyat, one small fry got caught for corruption. and after the coast is clear he probably will get released and promoted.

  48. Orang Utan says:

    A very good example can be found in Selangor.Certain politician were caught in Ausralia & yet promoted to head Selangor division

  49. BobbyNZ says:


    Now you must investigate Anwar for his corrupt act of legalising short selling of currency and stock in 1997 with the sole intention or “mens rea” of letting the CROOKS devalue the economy by 80-90% easily exceeding RM$500 billion. All existing cases are ikan bilis by comparison!

    Justice is fast catching up with that TRAITOR whom Ezam knows of his “dark secrets”! The Dark Vader of Malaysia for sure!!!

    Cheers guys


  50. Menyalak-er says:

    Hi BobbyNZ,
    Now we know where your rabid hatred of DSAI comes from.
    Got burnt pretty bad in the late 90’s huh? Poor NaZi boy…
    No problem, go on, exhaust all that anger, pented up for so long…
    DSAI low-sai/cirit, i tell you… but still damn unrepentant.
    But you’re still sane, and you should continue to whack that-that-that.. fella; but please-la have the decency to spare his family…
    Why, what happened to your own family?
    Heard you were renovating your house in Shah Alam, not big enough-ah?
    Maybe ACA should go have a look at this also…
    Now, now, no vulgarities, o.k?

  51. Wahid says:

    Najib made me delete Altantuya’s immigration records. If I kena I will make SD. Warning you all first.

  52. BobbyNZ says:

    Ya ya, I got so burnt so badly but now I look really nice and tanned haha. Can’t stand that Hitler like Anwar whose favorite hobby is arse banging.

    Tell you guys another joke. Anwar met Al Gore prior to 1997. Anwar : “Hi, I am Anwar, Deputy PM of Malaysia”. Al Gore: “Nice to meet you. I am Al Gore”. Anwar : ” Sexy name. You turn me on. Wanna gore me from behind”. Al Gore: “I can provide you many pretty boys on one condition; you legalise short selling of currency and stocks in Malaysia” Anwar : “Deal! Consider that done”.

    Have a good nite guys


  53. NZGayman says:

    BobbyNZ got F*ed in the backside by Anwar 12 years ago, and he still cannot get over his experience. Its OK, I understand how it feels like.

  54. Orang Utan says:

    Not long ago the Kastam Dept is hiring new recruits and nearly a hundred thousand are applying for the job. So why are they so keen to apply for the job? Every body can easily guess the reason.

  55. Orang Utan says:

    Nowadays u can see some of the major local banks are beginning to look more like the govt dept.

  56. suresh says:

    My only hope is that this daring action of ACA is not a strategy meant to cover-up the wrongs of IGP and AG who are under investigation by ACA for concealing material facts on Anwar’s assault back in 1998.

  57. citizenken says:

    the ACA knew the dealing, it was expose on a high time when abdullah extend the 2 yrs period inorder to make him look good and makes abdullah ‘s reform on the right track.
    ACA has many corruption case involving many ppl on the book.they will never nab any UMNO politicians. even the ex-minister alleged to molesting.
    umno is control the AG, pdrm and AG,
    immigration has been corrupted for a long time, becos of Abdullah ACA reform, they act, if not, any corruption will taint the goverment image.

  58. BobbyNZ says:

    Good one NZGayman,

    Now you understand why I dont let him off so easily. It’s so traumatic haha


  59. Orang Utan says:

    Ayoyosamy & BobbyNZ,
    John Wu is coming up with a film to ba called “Playback mountain”. I think both of u can audition to be the main actors.

  60. Shinday says:

    Do not blame the “poor” gomen servant, he onli take a few hundred thousands lah. what about our BN putras, they whack more of public funds lah. A corrupted political system breeds a corrupted society. Hooray Msia Boooooleh !!!!!

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