KUALA LUMPUR: Six immigration officers have been remanded for four days to assist in investigations related to cases involving corruption and abuse of power.
Lawyer Mohamad Zahid Ahmad, representing the officers aged between 27 and 50, said the investigation officer had applied to have them remanded for seven days but the court allowed only four days.
The remand order came into force yesterday after a magistrate allowed an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) so that they could assist in investigations under Section 17 (a) of the MACC Act 2009.
Also remanded were a businessman and a Vietnamese woman who were arrested in relation with the case.
The six immigration officers were reportedly arrested by the MACC with the cooperation of the Malaysian Immigration Department at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport yesterday morning.
They were suspected of abetting with syndicates to facilitate blacklisted individuals in entering and leaving the country.