SEPANG – The Immigration Department has refuted claims that it was not cooperating with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the probe into alleged corrupt practices of an Immigration officer.
Immigration Department director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said his department was giving full cooperation to the MACC.
He was referring to a comment by Kedah MACC director Datuk Mohd Fauzi Mohamad that they never received any report or information from the Immigration Department.
“We have been working with the MACC headquarters here.
“It’s possible that he made those comments because the information did not reach him,” Mustafar told reporters after launching the new Visa on Arrival and Joinship counters at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport here on Tuesday.
He said he has been in touch with Mohd Fauzi and would schedule a meeting soon to clear the air.
It took the MACC about a year to investigate the alleged corrupt practices of an Immigration officer involving bribes totalling more than RM27.9mil.
Mohd Fauzi said the investigation was an effort by the commission’s headquarters and its Kedah intelligence unit. – The Star Online