Yusof Apdal's remand extended two days

KOTA KINABALU: Lahad Datu Umno Assemblyman Datuk Yusof Apdal, the younger brother of Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Shafie, will spend two more days in MACC remand.

Yusof's remand ended Saturday but was extended for another two days to facilitate current graft investigations involving the skimming of RM1.5bil worth of rural development projects.

The extension of remand was made before magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus on Saturday.

Malaysia Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) prosecuting officer Mohd Faliq Basirudin said they applied for a seven day extension but the court allowed for two days only.

Yusof arriving at the magistrate court in Kota Kinbalu on Saturday. (Oct 12) NORMIMIE DIUN/The Star.

Yusof arrived at the magistrate surrounded by a small crowd of supporters.

The investigations are focused on 70 projects involving roads, electricity and water supply for rural areas of Sabah.

The investigations include incomplete projects as well as suspected corrupted practices in the implementation of The Project.

So far more than 45 people have been questioned since the probe began two weeks ago.

When Shafie left Umno to form Warisan, Yusof who is Silam Umno chief remained with the party.


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