GEORGE TOWN, Aug 14 — The Penang High Court allowed applications by Penang state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh and two other suspects for release from a five-day remand in a corruption investigation on an illegal factory in Penang.
Judicial Commissioner Datuk Abdul Wahab Mohamed announced this after deliberating arguments from both sides for about 30 minutes today.
On Saturday, the magistrate’s court here granted a five-day remand order against Phee to facilitate probe into an illegal carbon filter factory in Sungai Lembu, Bukit Mertajam.
The remand order, which would have ended on Wednesday, was to facilitate the MACC investigations under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 for abuse of power for gratification.
The factory’s 70-year-old manager and his 37-year-old son, the factory’s director, were issued the same five-day remand order.
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