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Court rejects Penang exco bid to lift remand

Penang exco member Phee Boon Poh

Penang exco member Phee Boon Poh

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ALOR SETAR, Aug 13 2017 : The High Court here today dismissed an application for a revision on a five-day remand order issued by the George Town Magistrate’s Court against Penang state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh.

Judge Datuk Hashim Hamzah made the decision after hearing submissions by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), represented by deputy public prosecutor A. Hafiizh Abu Bakar, and Phee’s lawyers, Ramkarpal Singh and R.S.N. Rayer.

Hashim dismissed the application on grounds that it should be filed at the Penang High Court.

Phee was detained by MACC last Friday for investigation into a factory which was alleged to have been operating illegally in Sungai Lembu, Bukit Mertajam, since 10 years ago.

Yesterday, the George Town Magistrate’s Court issued an order for Phee, as well as another man and his son, who are the director and manager of the factory, to be held in remand for five days to facilitate investigation of the case.

Ramkarpal said he would file the application for a revision of the remand order at the Penang High Court tomorrow. – Bernama

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