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MACC to charge serving judge and prosecutor

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After presiding over numerous cases in the past, a Sessions Court judge will find himself in the dock tomorrow.

In a brief statement this afternoon, the MACC said the judge would be charged together with a deputy public prosecutor and lawyer at a special corruption court in Shah Alam.

Malaysiakini is withholding the names of the three until charges are laid against them.

It is believed that this is the second time in Malaysian history that a serving judge is being hauled to court on criminal charges.

The case is linked to a series of arrests by the MACC in July.

The 45-year-old judge, who served in the Sessions Court in Kuala Kubu Baru, was arrested on July 23 and subsequently remanded.

At the time, MACC chief Latheefa Koya said the case was related to the release of 15 immigrants without proper papers.

She added then that the judge's arrest was also connected to the arrests of a lawyer, deputy public prosecutor and police personnel.

A sum of RM17,500 was reportedly found in the lawyer's possession at the time of his arrest.

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