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.