Warisan’s Peter Anthony Taken To Private Hospital, Sources Confirm

FLASHBACK: Peter Anthony being taken away on Tuesday by MACC officers after his remand was extended by three days. Peter is said to be having health problems.

KOTA KINABALU: Peter Anthony has been hospitalised following complaints of stress and dehydration early Wednesday morning.

The Parti Warisan Sabah vice president is currently under remand by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission.

It is understood that MACC officers took him to a private hospital early Wednesday.

Martin Tommy, right, talking to Junz Wong outside the courthouse on Tuesday.

Junz Wong, another Warisan vice president said he was unaware of whether Peter was admitted or not.

“Yes he was unwell even before he was detained last week due to exhaustion,” said Junz when contacted.

Sources indicated that Peter, 48, was taken to the KPJ private hospital, but this could not be immediately confirmed.

Only on Tuesday his remand was extended by another three days by Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus. On Friday Peter was remanded for five days.

He was detained by the MACC a day earlier to help in investigations over alleged misappropriations in rural projects in Sabah.

Martin Tommy Durasim, Peter’s lead counsel argued for a shorter remand saying his client has health problems, after Rustam Sanip, Deputy Public Prosecutor for the MACC applied for seven days extension.

Martin also told reporters on Tuesday that he was assured that the MACC would take Peter to any government or private hospital for a (medical) check-up, if the need arises.

Peter is due to be released on Thursday.