Datuk Seri, Datuk remanded over land scandal in Penang

 |Apr 12, 2017
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The ‘Datuk Seri’ and his son, a ‘Datuk’ who was arrested yesterday by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have been remanded for six days to assist investigations over an alleged massive land scandal that happened in Penang.

Magistrate Mohamad Amin Shahul Hamid granted the remand application by MACC against the duo effective today.

Both father and son arrived at the George Town Magistrate’s Court about 10.50am clad in orange MACC attire and handcuffed separately.

MACC nabbed the 74-year-old property developer at the agency state headquarters in George Town at 7pm on Tuesday while his 47-year-old son was arrested at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at about the same time.

The property developer said to be “closely linked” with a current top Penang government leader, is believed had been implicated in a land scandal involving the disposal of hundreds of acres of property.

Prior to the duo’s arrest, a 70-year-old businessman, also ‘Datuk’, was picked up by the MACC on March 29 to assist probe into alleged abuse of power while he was the head of Yayasan Bumiputra Pulau Pinang Bhd.