Datuk Seri and son in bribery probe freed from remand

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  • Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017

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.

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