KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here upheld the conviction and sentence against former Immigration Department director-general Datuk Wahid Md Don (pic).
Justice Amelia said evidence showed that the transaction existed.
Wahid, 62, was found guilty by the Sessions Court for corruption involving visa applications for 4,337 Bangladeshis, and sentenced him to six years in prison and a RM300,000 fine.
Wahid was first charged on Aug 19, 2008, with agreeing to accept a RM60,000 bribe from businessman Datuk Low Chang Hian as part of the payment to expedite the approval of visa applications for 4,337 Bangladeshis to enable them to enter Malaysia.
He is accused of committing the offence in Jalan Lembah Ledang, off Jalan Duta here, at 10.15pm on July 10, 2008, while still a director-general.
Wahid, who served 35 years in government service, has since retired.