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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Businessman Tells Court He Helps MACC To Trap Datuk Wahid Md Don

KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 (Bernama) -- A businessman told the Sessions Court here Tuesday that he was asked by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to help trap former Immigration director-general Datuk Wahid Md Don in connection with a corruption case.

Datuk Seri Low Chang Hian, 66, who is the 29th witness, said he was asked by MACC to hand over RM60,000 to Wahid, failing which he would be prosecuted.

He said he was given two options, either to be a witness or be charged in court.

He was testifying in the trial of Wahid, 57, who is charged with receiving a bribe of RM60,000 from Low to expedite approval of 4,337 calling visas for Bangladeshi workers.

Wahid allegedly committed the offence at his house in Jalan Lembah Ledang, off Jalan Duta here, at 10.15pm on July 10, 2008.

Low disagreed with defence counsel Datuk V. Sithambaram when the later put to him that the package containing RM60,000 which he had given to Wahid was supposed to be given to one "Mr Sim" through Wahid.

When Sithambaram asked him whether Mr. Sim's actual name was Sim Guan Yu, Low said he was not sure because he only knew the man as a businessman from Singapore and was closed to former Home Minister Tan Sri Hamid Albar and a brother-in-law of Syed Hamid by the name of Syed Abdullah.

Hearing before judge Rosbiahanim Ariffin continues on May 25.



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