KOTA KINABALU – Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, 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 the seven days remand.
The former Minister of Rural and Regional Development was released on RM100,000 bail with two sureties, who were ordered to deposit RM80,000.
The release of Shafie, who is also the President of Parti Warisan Sabah was ordered by Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus after hearing an application by the MACC, represented by prosecuting officer Faliq Basiruddin.
Earlier, Member of Parliament for Semporna, arrived in court wearing a white shirt and black trousers at about 9.30 a.m. and was greeted by shouts of ‘release Shafie’ from hundreds of supporters who gathered outside the court area.
Shafie, who was arrested by the MACC on October 19 was remanded for three days to assist in the investigation. On October 23, the remand order was extended for four more days. –MalaysiaGazette