Azmin Ali’s kin among 4 men remanded by MACC

The 3 suspects allegedly involved in giving bribes for illegal sand mining activities leaving the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court.

PUTRAJAYA: Four men, including a person believed to be Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali’s nephew, were ordered to be held for seven days by the Magistrate’s Court here today.

Magistrate Ainna Sherina Saipolamin allowed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) application for a one week remand, to facilitate investigations into alleged bribery on the issue of illegal sand mining activities in Selangor.

The remand is expected to end on Dec 6.

Lawyer Azad Bashir, representing two company directors who are also suspects in the case, said that the four were probed under Section 16(b)B of the MACC Act for allegedly soliciting a bribe.

Yesterday, MACC officers detained a man believed to be Azmin’s nephew, along with the two company directors following a tip off from the public.

Another suspect, who is a staff of an advertising company, was also nabbed.

The MACC probe revolves around allegations that the mining company had bribed local authorities to not take action against them.

It is learnt that some RM4 million in bank accounts of mining companies were also frozen.