AG heads new committee to probe allegations of high-ranking civil servant berating Immigration officer

PETALING JAYA: A committee chaired by Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun (pic) has been formed to investigate the allegations that a high-ranking civil servant publicly berated an Immigration Department officer.

In a statement on Sunday (Aug 7), Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali said that the committee was set up following the Cabinet meeting on Friday (Aug 5).

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"The committee is responsible to conduct an in-depth investigation to provide due judgment to both parties.

"The outcomes and recommendations of the investigation will be presented to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob for further consideration," he said on Sunday (Aug 7).

Other members of the committee included Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani, Auditor-General Datuk Seri Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki.

Mohd Zuki added that the committee will be meeting immediately following the formation.

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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.

The Public Service Department (PSD) had 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.

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