KUALA LUMPUR: The remand period for a Datuk and two policemen being investigated under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca) in connection with an online gambling syndicate and Macau scam activities was extended another 38 days by the Magistrates’ Court here today.
Magistrate M Mageswary allowed the police application to extend the remand period against the three men, aged between 34 and 39, beginning today. They were previously remanded under Poca for 21 days from Oct 11.
Lawyer Jacky Loi, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed that the men were remanded according to Section 4 (2)(a) of Poca. Also representing the men were Gobind Singh Deo and Shahrizal Abdul Manan.
On Oct 13, Kuala Lumpur CID chief Nik Ros Azhan Abd Hamid said police had rearrested the three individuals after the court rejected a remand order applied by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against them for their suspected involvement in online gambling activities.
He said they were rearrested immediately after being released by the MACC.