Johor exco fails to get shorter remand period

BernamaTuesday, March 14, 2017

The High Court here today dismissed an application by a Johor state executive council member (exco) for a review of a remand order issued against him by a lower court last Friday.

Judge Datuk Indera Sofian Abd Razak made the decision after hearing submissions from both parties.

He said the court had no jurisdiction to make a review of a decision by a lower court.

The exco, represented by lawyer Abdul Rahim Ali, requested the remand period to be shortened, but the prosecution, conducted by deputy public prosecutor from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Ahmad Akram Gharib, objected to it.

The exco was detained by MACC on March 9 and an order for his remand, for a week beginning March 10, was obtained to facilitate investigation into alleged corruption and embezzlement of property in Johor.

MACC also seized 150 handbags, a Toyota Vellfire and RM41,000 from the man's home.

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