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Phee arrives in court to be remanded

MACC officers escorting Phee (centre) to George Town court.

MACC officers escorting Phee (centre) to George Town court.

GEORGE TOWN: State executive councillor Phee Boon Poh and two others – a 70-year-old man and his 37-year-old son – have been brought to the court here to be remanded over investigations related to an illegal factory in Kampung Sungai Lembu in Bukit Mertajam.

They were escorted by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers, and arrived in three cars at the courthouse at about 10.05am on Saturday.

At 10.37am, the court was still in the process of deciding on the remand order.

All three suspects were arrested between 3.30pm and 6.35pm on Friday after they produced themselves at the state MACC headquarters in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Earlier on Friday morning, a team of five MACC officers also raided Phee's office in Komtar and seized some documents.

On Thursday, MACC officers seized documents related to the Kampung Sungai Lembu factory from the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP).

The MACC and several enforcement agencies also raided the factory Thursday, following complaints from villagers who feared fumes from the factory could affect their health.

The carbon filter-processing factory has been operating on agricultural land inside an oil palm estate for more than 10 years.

The operations over the illegal factory also involved officers from the Immigration Department, Department of Environment (DOE) and Inland Revenue Board (IRB).


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