KOTA KINABALU: A former Cabinet minister, who was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to assist in the investigation into alleged embezzlement of rural development funds in Sabah, was released today after remanded for seven days.
According to a report by Bernama, the 60-year-old politician was released on bail of RM100,000 with two sureties, who were ordered to deposit RM80,000.
The release was made by magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus after hearing an application by the MACC, represented by prosecuting officer Faliq Basiruddin.
He was arrested by the MACC on Oct 19, was remanded for three days to help in the investigation. On Oct 23, the remand order was extended four more days.