Remand of ministry sec-gen, son extended four days

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The Magistrate's Court in Putrajaya today allowed an application to extend by four days from today the remand of a ministry secretary-general and his son over an investigation into corruption and abuse of power.

Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman allowed the application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to extend the remand of the 59-year-old officer and his 34-year-old son.

Another son, aged 29, was released on bail.

The secretary-general and his two sons had been remanded for seven days up to today following their arrest on Jan 4.

The three of them were brought to the Magistrate's Court separately in three vehicles at 9.55am.

The secretary-general was arrested at his home in USJ, Subang Jaya, at 8am on Jan 4.

His sons were arrested after having their statements recorded at the MACC headquarters on the same day.

- Bernama

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