MACC chief: Guan Eng not the first politician detained overnight

Hariz Mohd

Modified 7 Aug 2020, 11:50 pm

MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki today defended the decision of his officers to arrest DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and keep him overnight before producing the latter in court.

Commenting on the brouhaha that followed Lim's arrest, Azam (above) said the decision to arrest a suspect is up to the discretion of an investigating officer, and is provided under the law.

Lim, he added, was also not the first prominent politician that the agency has arrested and kept under detention overnight...

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