: The remand on the younger brother of former minister has been extended for another five days from today to assist investigations into the alleged embezzlement of rural development funds estimated at RM1.5 billion.
Magistrate Afiq Agoes made the decision after hearing an application by deputy public prosecutor Rustam Sanip representing the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The 52-year-old man, who was detained by the MACC on Oct 10, was earlier remanded for five days to assist investigations into the case.
The court also allowed the man's application to be referred to a private hospital for treatment for his health problem.
Meanwhile, a 33-year-old businessman detained over the same issue was also remanded for five days from today to facilitate investigations.
The man was detained when he came to MACC office to give his statement.