Judge served with remand order in hospital
The suspect arrested by MACC yesterday was warded at Putrajaya Hospital after complaining of chest pains. #FMTNews
PUTRAJAYA: The two-day remand of a Sessions Court judge arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to assist in an investigation related to a case of illegal immigrants was carried out at Putrajaya Hospital where he is being warded after complaining of chest pains this morning.
Reporters waiting outside the Magistrate’s Court here were told that the remand order on the 45-year-old judge had been served at the hospital.
“Remanded for two days,” said MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya briefly.
Yesterday, Latheefa said the judge had been detained following the arrest last week of a lawyer, a deputy public prosecutor and six policemen from Hulu Selangor district police headquarters.
The MACC has arrested a Sessions Court judge based in Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor, this afternoon.
MACC chief Latheefa Koya (above) confirmed the arrest in a statement today, and said it is in relation to investigations of bribery to secure the release of undocumented migrants.
“The arrest is connected with the recent arrests involving a lawyer, deputy public prosecutor, and several police officers.
“The investigation is in relation to the detention of undocumented migrants who were arrested for the purpose of being released upon being paid.
“A sum of money was also seized during the arrest,” she said.
On Friday last week, The Sun reported that the MACC had arrested a deputy public prosecutor, a lawyer, and six police officers on Wednesday.
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PETALING JAYA: A Kuala Kubu Baru Sessions Court judge has been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) here over alleged corruption involving the release of illegal immigrants.
MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya confirmed the judge was arrested on Monday (July 22) evening.
“The arrest was made in connection with the previous action against a lawyer, deputy public prosecutor and several police personnel over the case.
“The investigation into the case is linked to the detention of illegal immigrants for the purpose of seeking payment for their release,” she said in a statement.
On July 20, six police officers from the Hulu Selangor district police headquarters as well as the lawyer and DPP were detained by the MACC to assist with investigations into the case.
Earlier, Bernama reported that the remand order against the lawyer and DPP over alleged corruption involving the release of illegal immigrants has been extended for two days.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki was quoted saying that their remand was extended, while the six policemen who were detained, had been released.
MACC nabs KKB judge for alleged corruption involving illegal immigrants
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a Kuala Kubu Baru Sessions Court judge for alleged corruption.
MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said the judge was linked to the lawyer, deputy public prosecutor and several policemen who had been arrested recently.
“The investigation has to do with the detention of illegal immigrants for the purpose of receiving payments for their release. A sum of money was seized (from the judge) when the arrest was made,” she said in a statement.
However, she did not disclose the amount of money seized.
On Friday, six policemen from the Hulu Selangor police headquarters, the lawyer and the DPP were arrested by MACC to assist in investigations into cases where illegal immigrants were allegedly arrested and then forced to pay to be released.
The lawyer and DPP, who were reported to have had large sums of money seized from them, have had their remand orders extended for two days while the six policemen have been released.