Datuk Seri, Datuk detained over land scandal in Penang released on bail

 |Apr 17, 2017
Khor Teng Tong, 73 (left), and his son Khor Siang Gin were released on RM100,000 bond on two sureties today.

Hunza Properties Berhad advisor Khor Teng Tong and his son Khor Siang Gin, who were detained by Penang Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over an alleged massive land scandal, were released on a bond of RM100,000 with two sureties each.

The MACC said in a statement that the man and his son were released after the Sessions Court senior registrar Ahmad Tajudin Zain issued the release order on the duo.

Teng Tong 73, who is a Datuk Seri, has been warded at the Island Hospital in George Town since Sunday for high blood pressure and other health complications. however, remained warded in Island Hospital for treatment.

His son, who is a Datuk, was brought to the hospital from the MACC lock-up at 10.45am today.

The father and son were arrested by MACC on April 11 and remanded the next day to facilitate investigations into a land deal involving a local foundation.

They are being investigated for a land scandal involving the disposal of hundreds of acres of properties.

Prior to the duo’s arrest, a 70-year-old businessman, a ‘Datuk’, was picked up by the MACC on March 29 in connection with the case.

The ‘Datuk’ was remanded to assist probe into alleged abuse of power while he was the head of a foundation in Penang.

The investigations of all those involved are being conducted under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009.