Lawyer, aide remanded for five days
PUTRAJAYA: A 44-year-old lawyer and his 29-year-old legal assistant were remanded yesterday to assist in an investigation into the purchase of a luxury hotel in London by Felda Investment Corporation Sdn Bhd (FIC).
The five-day remand order, which began yesterday, was issued by magistrate Muhamad Safuan Azhar at the Putrajaya magistrate’s court.
Meanwhile, the remand order against former FIC chief executive officer Zaid Abdul Jalil, had been extended for another four days starting today.
He was arrested on July 31 by MACC and remanded on Aug 1.
All three are being investigated under Section 16 of the MACC Act 2009.
On June 22, two senior officials of two companies were remanded for six days in connection with the probe.
The two men — a 36-year-old property unit head of a postal service company and a 45-yearold director of an asset consulting company — were suspected of having manipulated the price and property valuation of the hotel.
Meanwhile, three suspects who were remanded last week to assist in MACC’s probe into FIC’s purchase of another hotel in Kuching have been released on a RM200,000 bail.
Two of the suspects, aged 47 and 51, were directors of a company appointed as an agent to carry out the purchase in 2014. They were detained on July 30.
The other suspect, 57, was arrested at the Kuching MACC office at 1.30pm the same day. He was a director of a company that owned the hotel in question.
The lawyer and his legal aide being led out of the magistrate’s court in Putrajaya yesterday.