SERDANG: A special committee will be set up to investigate the allegation that a high-ranking civil servant publicly berated an Immigration Department officer, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The Prime Minister said that Cabinet had agreed to this, adding that the committee would be made up of experienced individuals.
“We have to be fair to all parties with the investigation being under the purview of the Chief Secretary to the Government. He will decide the committee's members," said Ismail Sabri.
He said this on Saturday (Aug 6) after launching the Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism Exhibition (Maha) 2022.
On Wednesday (Aug 3), the Malaysian Immigration Authorities Association and Peninsular Malaysia Immigration Service Union released statements on the incident, with alleged accounts of the incident making the rounds on social media.
Both associations were critical of the incident.
The KLIA Immigration Operations head was said to have been at the receiving end because there were no Immigration officers stationed at the VIP lane between 8.40am and 9.40am on Wednesday (Aug 3).
The Public Service Department (PSD) meanwhile dismissed claims that its director-general publicly berated an Immigration officer in public and described such allegations as baseless and maliciously intended to tarnish his image as a high-ranking government official.