Warisan leader freed from remand while in hospital
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KOTA KINABALU, Oct 13 — A Parti Warisan Sabah leader was allowed bail by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) that detained him since last week.
The politician has been in the KPJ Sabah Specialist Centre in Damai since Tuesday for medical reasons.
MACC prosecutor Mohd Faliq Basiruddin said the commission will seek a bond of RM50,000.
“We will be arranging the paperwork here, due to his health condition. We will bring the guarantors and paperwork to him,” said Mohd Faliq.
Magistrate Cindy McJuce Balistus was brought to the specialist centre to release him from remand.
Lawyer Martin Tommy said his client was currently recuperating, but declined to comment further.
The politician is among seven people arrested by MACC for RM1.5 billion suspected siphoning of federal funds meant for Sabah’s rural areas over a period of six years up to 2015.