Ex Felda Chairman Remanded For 5 Days; House Raided By MACC

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Isa Samad, in the traditional orange MACC lock up t shirt at the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning. He was remanded for five days.

PUTRAJAYA: Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, the former Felda chairman was remanded for five days from Wednesday to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in its investigation into the purchase of a hotel by Felda Investment Corporation in Kensington, London, in 2014/2015.

Later the same day, MACC officers conducted a search at his house in Nilai and it was learned that the team left with some files and documents.

Zainal Abidin Kamarudin, the registrar of the Lower Courts of Malaya, issued the order to have Isa remanded following an application from MACC.

Isa, 68, who was in MACC lockup attire, was brought to the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court at 9.10 am accompanied by several MACC officers in an MACC vehicle.

He was represented by six lawyers led by K. Kumaraendran.

The other lawyers in the team were Dev Kumaraendran, Ridha Ahdar Subry, Khairul Anwar Rahmat, Lavina Kumarendran and N. Sivananthan.

In NEGERI SEMBILAN, Azam Baki, the MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations) confirmed that Isa’s house at Nilai was visited by a team from Putrajaya and were looking for some documents related to the case.

A security guard at the housing estate, who declined to be identified, said three MACC vehicles arrived at Mohd Isa’s house at about 4.30 pm and left about two hours later.