TWO MORE ARRESTED BY MACC
Factory manager and director to be remanded today
TWO more people have been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in its probe into an illegal carbon filter factory in Sungai Lembu here.
The duo are the factory manager as well as the company director.
The manager, 70, was detained at 6.05pm yesterday while his 37year-old son was arrested at 6.25pm at the state MACC office here.
Yesterday afternoon, MACC arrested state Environment, Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh to assist investigation into the illegal factory.
He was arrested at 3.35pm as he was giving his statement at the state MACC office.
MACC officers visited his office in Komtar and his house in Butterworth, where they carted away documents.
The trio will be brought to the magistrate’s court for remand today.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki confirmed the arrests.
On Thursday, MACC raided the factory in Sungai Lembu, its office, as well as the Licensing Department of the Seberang Prai Municipal Council.
The raid was carried out after council’s alleged inaction against the factory despite numerous complaints lodged with the authorities.
Meanwhile, a candlelight vigil was held outside the MACC office at 9.30pm last night, following Phee’s arrest.
A “solidarity gathering” has also been organised at the courts today.