Lawyers of Phee, two suspects fail to challenge remand in Kedah

Ebony Scott
August 13, 2017

Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will call up Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and Penanti assemblyman Dr Norlela Ariffin to facilitate investigations into the Sungai Lembu's illegal factory case.

Phee was represented by lawyer Ramkarpal Singh while the other two were represented by Dev Kumaraendran.

"It is my opinion that the review application should be filed in Penang as it is the suitable forum for this matter", he said in a brief judgement.

Earlier, Dev said the magistrate in Penang did not hear their submissions before setting the five-day remand order.

At a press conference later after the verdict, Ramkarpal said he was disappointed with the outcome and would be filing the same application at the Penang High Court tomorrow.

They had filed their submissions against the remand order at the Alor Setar High Court.

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The Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman was detained after he went to the MACC office to have his statement recorded.

MACC had led a multi-agency operation on the carbon filter processing factory in Sungai Lembu near Bukit Mertajam for allegedly flouting federal regulations.

Phee and the duo were arrested on Friday following a raids at Phee's office and the illegal factory.

Several PKR leaders told Malaysiakini that they could stomach her act of complaining about the illegal factory to the MACC in support of the residents. To me, the issue of the factory operating illegally for the past 10 years is serious.

The operations over the illegal factory also involved officers from the Immigration Department, Department of Environment, and Inland Revenue Board.

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