Isa Samad in Court for Remand Proceedings

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Remanded for five days.

Bernama

Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad was taken to the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court this morning for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to secure an order to remand him over its investigation into several cases.

Wearing MACC lockup attire and handcuffed, Isa was accompanied by several anti-graft officers as he arrived at the court at 9.10am in an MACC vehicle.

He appeared calm and smiled at members of his family and supporters.

Isa’s wife, Puan Sri Bibi Sharliza Mohd Khalid, who was at the court compound, shed tears on seeing her husband.

The MACC sought seven days remand for Isa, however, the Federal Court registrar Zainal Abidin Kamarudin only granted five days following a protest by Isa’s lawyer.

Isa was arrested at about 4.30pm yesterday at the MACC headquarters here after he had gone there about two hours earlier to give a statement.

Last night, the MACC conducted a search at Isa’s house in Selangor.

“It (the raid) is a normal procedure in MACC’s investigation, to obtain files or documents related to the case.

“I am not able to disclose here whether there will be more arrests in the future as the investigation is still ongoing,” MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times.


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