Our Customs Department needs a revamp!

Will there be Justice for Mr Clean?

26 April 2013 – Customs deputy director-general Datuk Shaharuddin Ibrahim was shot dead this morning at approximately 8.40am when he was on his way to work in Putrajaya.

“This is disrespectful,” says Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Zul­kefli Ahmad Makinudin.

He was commenting on an incident when 15 Customs officers put on underwear over their heads to hide their faces as they were being brought into the Petaling Jaya M­­a­gistrates court to be remanded.

“It does not reflect well on the judiciary when these incidents happen,” said Justice Zulkefli, adding that he did not want to see a repeat of such antics.

 

Poor taste: The Customs officers covering their faces with underwear.

Officer-in-charge at the KL court ACP Goh Kok Liang said, “There is no law to stop them from hiding their face but they should not put underwear over their heads. If they want, they can put on a T-shirt.”

 http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/10/04/Underwear-antic-comes-under-fire-Chief-Judge-says-everyone-must-be-decently-dressed-when-attending-c/

NST

KUALA LUMPUR: Eight Customs officers previously detained for investigation into liquor-smuggling to evade duties were today charged with 25 counts of receiving RM31,200 in kickbacks.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/38364

Star

Monday September 29, 2014 MYT 6:00:47 PM

KL Customs chief, 5 senior officers charged with 21 counts of corruption

SHAH ALAM: Kuala Lumpur Customs Department director Datuk Mohd Isa Endot and five other senior Customs officers were charged in the Sessions Court here Monday, with 21 counts of corruption for receiving bribes amounting to RM39,200 between February and August this year.

The graft cases were in connection with the smuggling of liquor with unpaid duties.

The five other officers charged include assistant superintendent Muhamad Helmi Burhanudin from the Selangor Customs headquarters and Senior Asst Supt II Wan Azman Wan Ali from the KL Customs Department.

The others are Asst Supt Mohamad Fauzi Kamsar, Supt Shamsul Anwar Mohd Radzi and senior Customs officer Azlee Mohamed Yusof, also from the KL Customs Department.

Mohd Isa, Muhamad Helmi, Wan Azman and Mohamad Fauzi were separately charged while Shamsul Anwar and Azlee were jointly charged.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/09/29/KL-customs-chief-5-others-21-counts-bribery/

 (吉隆坡、莎阿南29日訊)反貪污委員會嚴打酒走私逃稅活動,繼日前提控12名關稅局官員後,今日再下一城,分別在吉隆坡及莎阿南地庭,提控14名關稅局官員共49項控狀,他們全部不認罪。http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/564932

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Star

Wednesday September 24, 2014 MYT 7:25:57 PM

Customs officers cause commotion at court with underwear stunt

A few of the Customs officers who attempted to hide their faces with underwear

A few of the Customs officers who attempted to hide their faces with underwear

PETALING JAYA: Fifteen customs officers being remanded at the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court created a scene when some of them donned underwear on their heads in an attempt to hide their identities.

The officers had their remand extended on Wednesday by Magistrate Ahmad Solihin Abd Wahid for another five days to assist in the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) investigations into alleged smuggling of cigarettes and alcohol.

The 15 are being investigated under the MACC Act 2009 and the Anti-Money Laundering Act and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2010.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/09/24/Customs-officers-court-underwear/

內褲的妙用!!! http://bit.ly/Y0zRnq
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8:55AM Sep 23, 2014

Malaysiakini

Press man attacked while covering court case

A freelance videographer was attacked by a customs officer outside the Kuala Lumpur sessions court yesterday.

Lutin Ahmad, 39, claimed he was attacked by a man who was escorting five senior customs officers charged with accepting bribes to allow smuggling and the misuse of facilities at the Port Klang Free Trade Zone.

The man was trying to block the media from recording footage of the accused, when he suddenly lashed out at Lutin, the Malaysian Gazette reported.

“Suddenly the irritated man aggressively assaulted me by touching and twisting my neck that I lost my balance.

“I fell before the man became even more aggressive and tried to stomp on me,” he was quoted as saying.

Lutin, a stringer for RTM, claimed the man tried to attack him a second time when he approached the five officers with his camera, but was stopped by other media at the scene.

 http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/275438
 (吉隆坡22日訊)5名關稅局官員因涉及賄賂總額7萬6000令吉,今日分別在3間法庭被控24項貪污罪名,但他們皆否認有罪,其中4人曾在上週被控。http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/562775

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大马反贪污委员会继续雷厉风行,再提控5名来自皇家关税局官员,涉嫌向走私烟酒的公司收取7万6000令吉的贿金,被控罪名多达24项。
反贪会继上周公布在两波的行动中逮捕了逾20名官员后,周一将其中5名嫌犯提控上庭。
在今日的提控过程中,被告的亲友也和媒体发生冲突。

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5人合共面對24項控狀,涉嫌收取7萬6000令吉賄賂… http://bit.ly/1sgYvye

5-were jointly facing 24 charges, allegedly 76,000 ringgit bribe … http://bit.ly/1sgYvye

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Video: 13 more Customs officers nabbed

(吉隆坡、莎阿南19日訊)涉嫌與煙酒走私集團勾結的8名關稅局官員,包括一名州局長,今日分別在吉隆坡及雪州莎阿南法庭,被控共106項貪污罪名,涉及金額逾50萬令吉;但8人全都否認有罪。http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/562016
更多詳細報導,請翻閱今晚/明日《中國報》!

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涉煙酒走私逃稅40億,8稅官被控106罪!http://bit.ly/1u6jynd

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11:29AM Sep 19, 2014

Malaysiakini

Customs director charged with eight counts of graft

A Customs Department director has been charged with eight counts of receiving a total of RM80,000 in bribes at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court.

Mohd Nasir Said, 58, is charged with receiving RM10,000 each time at the Tesco, Taman Midah, Cheras between October 2012 and July 2014.

He is charged with taking the bribe as impetus not to take action in seizing liquor, which is a taxable item.

Mohd Nasir claimed trial to all the charges before Sessions judge Rosbiah Hanin.

Meanwhile, at the Shah Alam Sessions Court seven Customs officers including a principal assistant director of Customs, Saad Ishak, 57, were charged with corruption.

According to a press release, Saad faces nine counts of corruption.

The others charged were Abdul Ghafar Mohamad, 46, (19 charges), Mohd Ariffin Zakaria, 56 (one charge), Sohaizan Othman, 39 (one), Abdul Razak Basri, 55, 11 and Hizam Abd Ghani, 56 (52 charges) and Azlee Mohamad Yusof, 48, (five).

They are charged with not taking action on individuals and companies at the Port Klang Free Zone.

The Shah Alam Sessions Court fixed Oct 30 for mention after they claimed trial.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/275093

MACC nabs state customs director, cripples alcohol, cigarettes smuggling … – The Malay Mail Online: MACC nab…

(吉隆坡4日訊)隨著反貪會昨天逮捕24人,搗破涉及逃稅逾36億令吉煙酒的走私集團,當局今天再下一城,宣佈凍結207個涉及走私和包庇走私煙酒活動者的銀行戶頭!http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/557743
更多詳細報導,請翻閱今晚/明日《中國報》!

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 反貪會捉大魚,大破關稅局勾結及包庇走私煙酒集團的不法活動,起獲300萬令吉現款及大批不義之財!
大馬反貪污委員會週三(3日)破獲大規模煙酒走私活動,拘捕24人,包括12名關稅局官員(其中一人是關稅局州局長)。
這項行動中,他們共凍結200個涉及走私煙酒者的銀行戶頭,並充公300萬令吉現款、10輛豪華轎車及1間店屋。
圖為這批知法犯法的官員週四(4日)上午被帶上庭延扣7天助查;他們在雪州八打靈再也法庭外面對攝影記者的鏡頭時,以衣服掩臉躲避。
http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/557743

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Star

Thursday September 4, 2014 MYT 7:09:20 AM

Customs men in crime ring busted

Busted: MACC personnel arresting some of the 22 people during its raid.

Busted: MACC personnel arresting some of the 22 people during its raid.

PETALING JAYA: Twelve Customs officers – in­clu­ding a state director – are among 22 people arrested for alleged corrupt activities involving hundreds of millions of ringgit worth of contraband items.

They were detained in simultaneous raids in Klang, Dengkil and Cheras.

It is understood that those arrested were members of the largest syndicate smuggling cigarettes and alcohol from Port Klang’s duty free zone, who then sold the contraband in the local and international markets.

The swoop yesterday involved the Malay­sian Anti-Corruption Commission, police, Bank Negara and CyberSecurity.

It is believed the syndicate would import the items but without going through the usual Customs inspection. The items for which duty is not paid, are then “distributed” to local sundry shops to be sold off at a fraction of the regular price.

MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said the enforcement officers detained had allegedly accepted bribes to “let through” the smuggled items without collecting Customs duties.

“We believe the duty for the smuggled items amounted to hundreds of millions of ringgit.

“Among those detained were 10 company owners and their agents as well as a lorry driver, who transported the smuggled items,” he said in a statement here yesterday.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/09/04/Customs-men-in-crime-ring-busted-State-director-among-22-held-over-multimillion-ringgit-smuggling-o/

theSundaily

Customs officer pleads guilty to graft

Haminuddin being led out of the sessions court in Ipoh. BERNAMA

IPOH: A customs officer was sentenced to five months jail and fined RM10,000, in default four months’ jail, after he pleaded guilty in the sessions court today to a charge of demanding RM500 from an individual.

Haminuddin Mohamed Hair, 40, an assistant superintendent, had demanded the money from Sahabudin Mohamed Gani as an inducement not to take action against him for keeping and selling cigarettes on which duty was not paid.

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1159479

NST

PETALING JAYA: The Customs Department urged luxury car owners whose cars were seized for not having Approved Permits (AP) and using the car in the mainland beyond the permitted period, to settle compounds imposed on their imported cars.

Kuala Lumpur Customs director Datuk Mohd Isa Endot said the owners of luxury cars had failed to settle compounds for various offences related to their imported cars.

Mohd Isa said the Customs had seized 120 imported cars in the city from Dec 2013 to January 2014.

“The tax for the seized cars is RM60 million while the cars are worth about RM14 million,” he told reporters, here today.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/29299

Luxury cars from S’pore seized by Malaysian customs for overstay

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