GEORGE TOWN: The Datuk Seri businessman who was admitted to a hospital on Saturday for health reasons while on remand for corruption investigation, has been released.
The developer’s six-day remand by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) expired yesterday and he was released without being charged.
Magistrate’s court deputy registrar Ahmad Tajudin Zain went to the hospital at 11.15am to release the Datuk Seri and his son, who is a Datuk.
The son was brought to the hospital from the MACC lock-up at 10.45am, wearing a black jacket over his orange MACC lock-up uniform. He left in jeans and a short-sleeved shirt.
The 74-year-old Datuk Seri remained warded for treatment.
Both were released after giving a bond of RM100,000 in two sureties each, the MACC said in a statement.
The duo were arrested last Tuesday to facilitate investigations on a land deal involving a local foundation.
According to the MACC earlier, the arrest was linked to the March 29, arrest of a 70-year-old Datuk, who was remanded for investigations into alleged abuse of power while he was the head of the local foundation.
The investigation is being conducted under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009.