3 politicians remanded following investigations into the alleged siphoning of RM100 million from federal funds

Investigations into one of Malaysia’s largest corruption scandals – the siphoning of RM100 million from federal funds in Sabah– continue after the arrest of three officials last week.

The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) has closed in on three politicians, and put them on a five day remand order to assist the commission with its investigations, reports the New Straits Times.

The remand order was granted by Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus and went into effect today (Oct 10).

The three politicians are Parti Warisan Sabah Wira chief Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman, Tenom Umno Youth Chief Jamawi Jaafar, and Tawau Umno Youth Chief Ariffin Kassim.

As for Parti Warisan Sabah vice president Datuk Peter Anthony and a businessman who were detained last week, the MACC will be applying to extend their remand orders, which are due to end today.