Businessman remanded over endowment land transaction probe

May 5, 2017

The Ayer Keroh Magistrate’s Court in Melaka today ordered a businessman to be remanded for four days from today to assist in the investigation into the procurement of endowment land belonging to a mosque here.

According to Bernama, assistant registrar of the court Mohd Anuar Ostadi issued the remand order following an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The 66-year-old man, clad in MACC lockup attire, was brought to the Courts Complex at about 10.30am.

The man, suspected to be the purchaser of the land, was arrested at the Melaka MACC office in Alai at 12.15pm yesterday.

The MACC had earlier arrested a former chairman and former secretary of the mosque committee over the land transaction.