PUTRAJAYA July 4 NST : The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission today confirmed recording three statements, including one from the Tourism, Art and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing yesterday.
A source from the graft buster said it took the issue of corruption experienced by the Chinese national on her arrival to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport by Immigration officers seriously and expects to summon a few officers for questioning very soon.
“MACC has also identified an individual who is suspected of being a middleman in “solving” in this case. This individual is believed to be a foreign tourist responsible for making accusations that the Chinese woman did not meet the immigration department’s requirements prior to the commotion,” he said.
He added that MACC is in the midst of tracking down the ‘agent’ who allegedly asked for the RM18,000 bribe, as well.
He said a thorough investigation is underway to confirm these claims.
Apart from Tiong, two others whose statements were recorded were from the Chinese witnesses who were at the scene during the commotion at Terminal 1 on June 30.
Meanwhile, MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki when contacted, confirmed the case is being investigated under section 16 (a) of the MACC Act 2009.
Azam also urged all parties not to make any speculations and give MACC time to complete their investigation.