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Phee’s lawyers apply for his release at Alor Setar court

 | August 13, 2017

Ramkarpal Singh and RSN Rayer made the application at the Kedah Court Complex after the Penang exco member was detained by the MACC and remanded for five days.

Ramkarpal-Singh-and-RSN-Rayer-pheePETALING JAYA: Penang Environment, Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh has filed an application today to have him released.

Poh’s lawyers, Ramkarpal Singh and RSN Rayer, made the application at the Kedah Court Complex in Alor Setar, reported TheSun.

The state exco member was detained by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) on Friday and a five-day remand order was obtained against him the following day.

Phee was arrested by MACC for abuse of power and bribery over a letter he wrote to delay enforcement on a carbon filter factory in Bukit Mertajam which was said to be illegal. He has denied any wrongdoing.

The anti-graft agency also detained and remanded the manager and director of the factory to facilitate investigations.

On Thursday, MACC led a multi-agency sting on the factory, which was found to have flouted many federal regulations.

The Department of Environment (DOE) found the factory did not have a proper air pollution control system.

The factory was also allegedly operating illegally on agricultural land in Sungai Lembu.

The MACC, immigration department, DOE and the Inland Revenue Board jointly conducted the operation.

Besides the factory, the MPSP licensing department was also raided by the MACC, with the anti-graft agency seizing a large pile of documents.


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