New Straits Times
Datuk Seri’s remand extended
PUTRAJAYA: The magistrate’s court here has extended a remand order against a Datuk Seri until Saturday to assist investigations into the Penang undersea tunnel project.
Magistrate Nik Muizzuddin Nik Muhammad granted the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) application for a five-day remand extension.
The 37-year-old businessman, handcuffed and clad in orange MACC attire, arrived here at 9.25am yesterday.
On Feb 27, the businessman was arrested at MACC headquarters here and was remanded for six days the following day.
It is believed that the suspect allegedly received a staggering amount of money from a construction company linked to the project after claiming he could slam the brakes on the investigation carried out by MACC.
Sources said the company allegedly paid RM19 million to the businessman in stages between July and August last year.
MACC has frozen RM3.6 million in four accounts held by the suspect.
On Saturday, a second individual with a “Datuk” title was remanded for four days to facilitate investigation into the same case.