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Retired MACC director accused of abuse of power

Kolej Islam Sains dan Teknologi director Noraihan Che Ali (left) with her legal counsel Datuk Ahmad Zaharil Muhaiyar at the press conference today.

Kolej Islam Sains dan Teknologi director Noraihan Che Ali (left) with her legal counsel Datuk Ahmad Zaharil Muhaiyar at the press conference today.

KUALA LUMPUR – Jan 20, 2017: A director of a Kelantan-based college wants the police and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate a former senior officer for alleged abuse of power.

Speaking to reporters at an hotel today, Kolej Islam Sains dan Teknologi director Noraihan Che Ali said she had lodged two police reports against former MACC special operations Datuk Bahri Mohd. Zin last year for allegedly misusing his position to interfere into Noraihan’s family matters.

According to Noraihan, Bahri had sent a team from his unit to ransack her house in Kota Bharu on January 18 last year without any clear intention.

Noraihan later unveiled that Bahri’s wife Datin Noor Haslina Abdullah is her sister-in-law, who is involved in an entanglement over a will left by her late husband (Noor Haslina’s brother), Muhamad Zamly.

“Both Noor Haslina and Bahri forced me to sign a document agreeing to give up my rights and those of my child to the properties left by my husband, worth around RM100 million.

“After the incident, a team of MACC officers from Putrajaya came to my house without mentioning who sent them. When pressured, they replied that it was an order from their boss and I assumed it must be an order from Bahri.”

Noraihan alleged that the team confiscated documents relating to the college, company accounts, business registrations, along with laptops and a mobile phone belonging to her late husband. Several land titles went missing after the raid.

She added that she continued to be denied any access to the confiscated documents and this prompted her to lodge a police report against the couple in Kota Bharu on February 21 last year.

She claimed that no further action was taken by the police over the first report. Noraihan then lodged another report in Putrajaya on March 1 last year.

Noraihan’s lawyer Ahmad Zaharil Muhaiyar asked if the MACC has the power to intervene in a family tussle.

In a statement, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said an investigation had been conducted.

“We handed the investigation paper to the Attorney-General’s Chamber.”

An attempt to get a response from the MACC was unsuccessful.

Bahri was the director from June 2014 and retired last December, two years ahead of the official retirement age of 60.

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