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Lawyer remanded over CBT probe

KOTA KINABALU: A lawyer has been remanded for seven days, starting yesterday, to assist with investigations into the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority's (RISDA) land acquisition case in Tongod.

Magistrate Lovely Natasha Charles granted the remand application filed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The 63-year-old suspect was arrested by the MACC at 4.15 pm yesterday, after arriving at the agency's office here at 1.30 pm to give statement pertaining to the case.

The suspect, who was on the authorities' wanted list since 2017, was detained to assist in the investigation under Section 409 of the Penal Code for criminal breach of trust.

Earlier, the suspect, accompanied by his lawyer Zahir Shah and several MACC personnel, were seen arriving at the court complex at about 9.40 am.