Senior officer denies corruption charges

A senior immigration officer charged with two counts of corruption claimed his innocence at the Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Duraman bin Haji Japar, 46, a senior officer at the Entry Permit Section of the Immigration and National Registration Department (INRD), is accused of attempting to obtain a BND1,500 bribe from a 56-year-old permanent resident on the evening of March 4, 2020. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin.