MACC raids Phee's service centre, houses

MACC raids Phee's service centre, houses

The Alor Setar High Court dismissed today applications by Penang state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh (pic) and two suspects for release from a five-day remand in a corruption investigation on an illegal factory in Penang.

Alor Setar High Court judge Datuk Hashim Hamzah was reported by The Star Online as saying that the applications should be filed in Penang instead as the state would be the suitable forum for the matter.

The applications were filed by Ramkarpal Singh and RSN Rayer for Phee while Dev Kumareandran acted for the other two.

Phee's lawyers are now in the midst of obtaining a revision on the five-day remand order from a Alor Star High Court.

He said statements from both Lim and Norlela were needed as they had released statements with regards to the operation of the illegal factory.

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The High Court also rejected a bid to overturn similar remand orders on a father and son, aged 70 and 37, who are owners of a carbon filter factory, under investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Phee, who is also Sungai Puyu assemblyman, went to his service centre in a MACC vehicle escorted by officers at around 12.15pm on Sunday (Aug 13).

Phee's office on the 53rd floor of Komtar was also raided by MACC officers on Friday.

On Thursday, MACC officers seized documents related to the Kampung Sungai Lembu factory from the Seberang Prai Municipal Council.

Several PKR leaders told Malaysiakini that they could stomach her act of complaining about the illegal factory to the MACC in support of the residents. The factory was also allegedly operating illegally on agriculture land.