JOHOR BAHRU: Johor exco member Abdul Latif Bandi has been remanded for one week beginning today to assist investigations into alleged corruption and property misappropriation in the state.
Latif, 51, was detained at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office yesterday after giving his statement.
Johor Bahru High Court senior assistant registrar Nur Sulehan Abd Rahman allowed MACC’s application to remand Latif until March 16.
Latif had been on leave from official duties since March 1.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Azam Baki yesterday told Bernama that Latif was held to facilitate an investigation related to money laundering.
MACC also seized 150 handbags, a Toyota Vellfire and RM41,000 from his home.
The agency detained six men including a special officer and Latif’s son on Feb 24, and a contractor on Feb 28.
Two developers and the contractor were released on MACC bail on March 3 and March 7. The others were released yesterday.