BUTTERWORTH: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers raided the service centre of state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh (pic).
Phee, who is also Sungai Puyu assemblyman, was escorted by the officers to the service centre in Jalan Ong Yi How here in an MACC vehicle at around 12.15pm on Sunday.
He was later taken to the service centre located at a double-storey shophouse where officers spent more than an hour carrying out search.
At around 1.25pm, Phee, who was wearing the orange MACC lock up T-shirt, was seen escorted out from the service centre with his hands cuffed.
Phee is being remanded for five days pending investigations over an illegal factory in Kampung Sungai Lembu in Bukit Mertajam.
A factory manager and his 37-year-old company director son were also remanded for five days.
Phee, who is Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman, was detained after he went to the MACC office to have his statement recorded on Friday.
Phee’s office on the 53rd floor of Komtar was also raided by MACC officers.
On Thursday, MACC officers seized documents related to the Kampung Sungai Lembu factory from the Seberang Prai Municipal Council.
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, and Inland Revenue Board.