Malaysia: Two Immigration officers claim trial to bribery, money laundering charges

Two immigration officers and a woman pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here, today to bribery and money laundering charges allegedly committed between February 2018 and November last year.

Deputy assistant director Mohd Faizzan Sani, 35, officer Muhammad Zul Anishaffizie Zakaria, 32, and his wife Harlifarhani Abdul Halim, 29, entered the plea before Judge Rozilah Salleh.

Mohd Faizzan, who was stationed at KL International Airport 2 (klia2) Immigration Operations Office was charged on three counts of receiving bribes totalling RM1,000 from three individuals who acted as middlemen, in exchange for the release of Chinese nationals without taking any action against them for committing offences under the Immigration Act 1959/63.

He was charged with committing the offences at Level 1 and 2,  Control and Security Division klia2 from Nov 2019 to Nov 10, last year under Section 2(a) and Section 25(1) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act (MACC) 2009 which provides a maximum 10 years jail, fine not exceeding RM100,000 or both, if convicted.

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