MACC obtains six day remand order against prominent property developer and son

GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has obtained a six day remand order against a prominent property developer and his son.

Magistrate Mohamad Amin Shahul Hamid issued the remand order, upon application by the MACC, against the property tycoon, who has a Datuk Seri title, and his son, who has a Datuk title to facilitate investigations into the sale a Penang-based foundation's land.

Both father and son were dressed in orange MACC lock up suits when they arrived at the Magistrate Court about 10.50am.

They were in handcuffs and were quickly taken into the courtroom by MACC officers and were later escorted inside a waiting official vehicle after the remand order was obtained.

The 74-year-old businessman was detained on Tuesday evening at the Penang MACC office while his son was arrested at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya.

Their detention comes after the arrest of a prominent businessman with a Datuk title on March 29.

Then, the 70-year-old, a trustee of a foundation based in Penang, was subsequently remanded for five days.

He was later released with a RM100,000 MACC bond after his remand order expired.