Immigration officer denies bribery charges

November 30, 2010 § 1 Comment

KUALA LUMPUR: An immigration officer claimed trial in the Sessions Court here to two counts of soliciting monies as an inducement to solve a case involving a Chinese national. Abdul Rahim Yusoff, 39, was accused of soliciting a bribe from one Chuah Choon Mui to solve a case where Chuah was said to have protected a woman from China. The offence was allegedly committed at the Immigration Department headquarters in Putrajaya on Feb 12, last year. He was also accused of soliciting money from Chuah at the same place on Feb 22 of the same year. He was arrested on the same day. Abdul Rahim was charged under Section 17(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act and faces a maximum jail term of 20 years and fines, if convicted. (the star)

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