Further Four-Day Remand For Peter Anthony; Lawyer Ubu Remains Elusive

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FLASHBACK: Peter Anthony, handcuffed and in the MACC orange t-shirt, being led to the courts in Kota Kinabalu last year to be remanded on a different case.

By BORNEOTODAY REPORTERS
KOTA KINABALU: Peter Anthony, detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission since last Friday, has had his remand extended by another four days.

The Parti Warisan Sabah vice-president arrived at the magistrate court in Kota Kinabalu at 8.30am Monday, as his earlier three-day remand was due to expire, but Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abby agreed to MACC request that Peter be held till Thursday.

The MACC are investigating Peter on a land deal in Tongod involving the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) which eventually never took off, though a down payment was made through a legal firm.

MICHAEL UBU

But Michael Ubu, a lawyer wanted by the MACC to help in the investigations, has yet to check in, with sources saying that he could be overseas.

On January 3, MACC issued a notice directing Peter and Michael to report to MACC Sabah’s office here within 48 hours. While Peter called in on Friday, there has been no word on Michael.

Ubu, after the commission opened up a case on the RM155 million Risda land deal.

According to Martin Tommy, Peter’s lawyer, his client’s health has worsened since he was detained.

“He is not in a good condition and not doing well,” he told reporters as he left the court Monday.

Peter is presently on bail from the previous case. It expires this January 26.

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