Former Immigration director-general Datuk Wahid Md Don was jailed for six years by the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today for a 60,000 ringgit bribe.
Judge Rosbiahanin Arifin also fined him 300,000 ringgit for the offence committed five years ago.
If he fails to pay the fine, he will have to serve another 12 months’ jail.
On August 19, 2008, Datuk Wahid, 59, was charged with accepting 60,000 ringgit from businessman Datuk Low Chang Hian as partial payment for expediting the visa approvals for 4,337 Bangladeshis to enter the country.
He was accused of committing the offence at Jalan Lembah Ledang, off jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur on July 10, 2008.
The Sessions Court acquitted him at the end of the prosecution’s case on October 15, 2010.
The prosecution appealed against the decision to the High Court, which upheld it on May 30, 2012.
However, the Court of Appeal allowed the prosecution’s appeal and ordered the accused to enter his defence on April 2nd this year.