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MACC questions Phee for seven hours

GEORGE TOWN: Phee Boon Poh was questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for seven hours on Friday.
MACC officers questioned the Penang state executive councillor over an illegal carbon filter-processing factory in Sungai Lembu in Bukit Mertajam from about 10.30am to 5.30pm on Friday.
Phee, who is the state Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman, arrived at the state MACC headquarters in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah at 9.45am together with his counsel Ramkarpal Singh and his daughter.
They left the MACC building at 6.15pm.
Penang Island City Council Mayor Datuk Maimunah Mohd Sharif, who is the former Seberang Prai Municipal Council president, was also present at the MACC headquarters at around 5.30pm.
This was the second time Phee had been summoned to the MACC headquarters over the factory.
On Aug 11, Phee was detained by MACC after giving his statement at the headquarters.
Factory owner Edmond Gan Eu Lee, 37, and his father Gan Buck Hee, 70, were also arrested.
They were released on Aug 14 after the Penang High Court set aside their remand orders.
Judicial Commissioner Datuk Abdul Wahab Mohamed ruled that the five-day remand issued on Aug 12 contravened Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The MACC, however, intends to appeal the decision.
It was reported that the anti-graft officers are investigating letters written by Phee to the Seberang Prai Municipal Council, urging it not to take action against the factory.
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