POLITICAL PERSECUTION SWEEPS SABAH: SHAFIE’S BROTHER REMANDED FOR 5 DAYS OVER RM1.5BIL ‘GRAFT’ CASE

KOTA KINABALU – Hamid Apdal, the younger brother of Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, has been remanded for five days starting Wednesday.

Hamid was brought before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie at about noon.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) prosecutor Mohd Faliq Basirudin had earlier applied for a seven-day remand, but the court reduced this to five days.

Hamid was arrested at 9.30pm Tuesday after being questioned for 10 hours by the MACC.

The MACC is expected to make more arrests as it sifts through about 350 projects that were given to some 60 companies between 2009 and 2015.

The money was allegedly siphoned from RM7.5bil worth of project funds.

The MACC has so far frozen RM170mil in bank accounts and assets of some of the companies involved.

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