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Ex-spy chief to be released tomorrow, says she was 'only following orders'

Koh Jun Lin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Former Malaysian External Intelligence Organi­sation (MEIO) director-general Hasanah Abdul Hamid pleaded during her remand hearing today that she was only following orders when carrying out her duties.

This was relayed by Hasanah's lawyer Shaharudin Ali, who also said that the Putrajaya Magistrate's Court granted a one-day extension to her remand, instead of the seven requested by the MACC.

“Hasanah had made a statement to the court this morning. Among others, in gist, she said she was merely performing her duties as the director-general of MEIO under the orders and directions of the Malaysian government,” he said...

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