ALOR SETAR – The main suspect in a bribery case involving professional work permits for expatriates and foreigners worth more than RM20 million, was released today.
Alor Setar Lower Court senior assistant registrar Wan Nor Fadzilah Wan Ibrahim allowed the 37-year-old suspect, who is also a senior officer at the Padang Besar Immigration in Perlis, to be released on bail from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after his remand extension expired today.
The suspect was allowed bail at RM10,000 in two sureties.
In the operation code named ‘Ops Lavish’ in early May, five individuals including one carrying a ‘Datuk’ title were arrested for corruption, among them approving expatriate passes for skilled and professional workers involving 339 applications and 18,626 passes issued since 2015.
Four of the suspects were released on MACC bond on Monday, with each of them paying RM10,000 in two sureties.
The total value of items seized and assets frozen so far is RM6.57 million.