MACC to meet the Minister Tiong King Sing regarding allegations of corruption by Immigration officers


KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)  will be meeting the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing on Monday regarding his allegations on the “culture of corruption”  involving Immigration officers handling foreign tourists at the country’s entry points.

MACC chief commissioner, Tan Sri Azam Baki confirmed the meeting when contacted by Malay daily today and said the Chinese national involved in the incident at the airport will also be at the meeting.

The meeting follows Tiong’s claims over the “culture of corruption” within the Immigration Department handling the arrivals of foreign visitors at KLIA.

Tiong made the explosive claim after his widely publicized visit to KLIA’s Terminal 1’s arrival hall on Friday after he received a complaint from a female tourist from China.

“MACC needs to get all the relevant information as the corrupt practices allegation has been exposed through the media reports.

“We will be meeting with both individuals involved in the matter and we do not want anyone to take advantage of this tense situation.

“We hope everyone will remain patient. If there is truth to what has been exposed we will take action according to MACC laws,” he said.

Meanwhile, before that Tiong had spoken out to confirm that he was the minister reported to have entered KLIA Terminal 1’s arrival hall in a video that went viral.

Tiong had denied that he was there to demand for the release of the female tourist from China.

He had said, his visit to KLIA was carried out to expose corrupt activities at the country’s main gateway.      





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