Malaysian mastermind of syndicate that sabotaged immigration system


PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian has been identified as the mastermind of a syndicate that sabotaged the myIMMs immigration system, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim (pic) said Wednesday.

He said the police had also identified several other people involved in the sabotage and would make arrests soon.

“These people are from a local syndicate that had carried out the sabotage.

They managed to lure one or two immigration officers initially and the number eventually grew,” he told a press conference after inaugurating the Sime Darby Property auxiliary police service.

Asked about the statement by Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Sakib Kusmi Tuesday that an international syndicate was involved, Noor Rashid said the international syndicate was believed to have collaborated with the local syndicate in the crime.

Replying to another question, he said the police would focus on eradicating the local syndicate before seeking Interpol aid to go after the international syndicate.

Sakib had also said that 37 immigration officers had been penalised since February over the sabotage, with 15 of them sacked, 14 suspended and eight having their salary raise frozen.

The first series of the Auditor General’s Report of 2015 had stated that the myIMMs developed to support the major operations of the Immigration Department was less than satisfactory and did not meet its objective.

Credits to: The Star Online Malaysia

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