Yusof Abu Bakar
KUALA LUMPUR, 29 February 2012 – High Court today overturned the conviction and sentence for corruption of a former deputy director of Immigration. Yusof Abu Bakar, 58, was found guilty and sentenced to six years’ jail and fined $ 200,000 for 14 counts of corruption involving $ 13,000 in 2010.
He was alleged to have received between $160 and $ 6,000 from a marketing manager to approve social visit pass extensions for Chinese nationals.
The judge said the prosecution failed to provide evidence to prove that Yusuf was paid to make approvals.
The appellant was represented by counsel Mohammed Azmi Mohd Said while the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, by deputy public prosecutor Mohd Sophian Zakaria.