Remand order against Azeez, brother extended

Baling MP Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.

PUTRAJAYA: The Magistrate’s Court here today extended the remand order against Baling MP Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim and his older brother to six days to facilitate investigations into a corruption case.

Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim, in allowing the applications by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), extended the remand order until Oct 5.

However, another suspect, who is a cousin of Azeez, was ordered to be released on bail of RM10,000 in two sureties.

The remand order against the three of them was first issued last Wednesday for investigation under Section 16(a) of the MACC Act 2009.

According to MACC, the MP, who is also an Umno Supreme Council member, was detained at 11am at the MACC headquarters last Tuesday, while the brother was picked up in Sungai Buloh just a few minutes later, and their cousin, who is a company director, at 5.30pm in Putrajaya the same day.