Probe breaches in immigration dept


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  • Thursday, 02 Jun 2016

I REFER to your front-page report “Sacked 15; Suspended 14; Increment frozen 8” on the Malaysian Immigration System (myMMs) (The Star, June 1).

Corruption has become an ugly and widespread disease. Now our immigration system has been compromised with human trafficking syndicates hacking into the my1MMs system.

It is believed that at least 100 immigration officers were involved with billions paid by syndicates to lower ranking staff and agents for people smugglers since 2010, putting our country’s security at high risk.

These are traitors who were stationed at the main gateway into our country and who were part of a breach of our national security.

Now the authorities have sacked 15, suspended 14, frozen the increments of 8, with 63 to be transferred elsewhere.

This however does not solve the compromised security fiasco by our rogue immigration officers.

This is a repeat of the sabotage of the system that was hacked in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 with officers lacking personal integrity by abusing the powers vested on to them.

An indepth investigation into this national fiasco must be carried out and I am sure that this will unearth more valuable information on the entry of the illegal immigrants into the country.

The culprits must face the full brunt of the law and their ill-gotten gains must be confiscated.

The Government must also be mindful of the need for thorough vetting of vendors before contracts are given to upgrade the Immigration system.

C.SATHASIVAM SITHERAVELLU

Seremban

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