Sec-gen remanded for seven days (Updated)

PUTRAJAYA: A 59-year-old “Datuk”, who is a secretary-general of a ministry, and his two sons were remanded for seven days by the magistrate's court, today.

The “Datuk” is being investigated under Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act (MACC) for alleged abuse of power and Section 17 for obtaining or accepting gratification.

The suspect is also being investigated under the Penal Code while his two sons are being investigated for alleged abatement.

Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Ab. Rahman ordered the remand, which began from today until Jan 11, following an application by deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib.

The detainees arrived at the court at about 9.38am in orange-coloured T-shirts with the words "Lokap SPRM" (MACC lock-up).

It was reported in theSun that MACC had seized gold bars and cash amounting to some RM3 million from the secretary-general and 150 luxury handbags and dozens of luxury watches.

The “Datuk” was allegedly arrested at his home in Subang Jaya by MACC.