Baling MP, Brother, Cousin in Court for Remand over Graft Probe

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Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim, his elder brother Latiff and a cousin were brought to the Magistrate’s Court in Putrajaya to be remanded.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) took the three to the court complex at 10.30am on Wednesday (Sept 26) in two cars.

The trio was handcuffed and wearing the orange MACC lock-up attire.

Azeez and Latiff did not attempt to conceal their faces, smiling at about 50 supporters, led by Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam, who had gathered outside the court since 8am.

Azeez was detained at 11.15am on Tuesday by the MACC after he was asked to present himself at the headquarters to give a statement.

His brother was detained in Sungai Buloh at 11.30am, while the cousin was nabbed later at night at an undisclosed location.

Azeez has been remanded for four days from today to Saturday to assist in investigations into several cases of bribery.

Azeez’s lawyer, Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos, said his client was remanded under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

On May 23, the MACC raided Abdul Azeez’s homes and offices and seized RM500,000 in cash, 20 watches and several pieces of jewellery as part of a probe into the appointment of contractors in Tabung Haji projects.

Azeez said that many of the timepieces seized by the authorities were counterfeits.

The former Tabung Haji chairman claimed that part of the money was from his Umno allocation, while some of the foreign currencies seized were from Kelab Putera 1Malaysia (KP1M).

Earlier reports:

Sept 25, MACC Arrests Baling MP Azeez and Brother

May 23, MACC Raids Three  Properties Linked to Azeez Rahim