The younger brother of Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Shafie Apdal, Hamid Apdal has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in its investigation into the alleged misappropriation of RM1.5 billion in rural development funds in Sabah.
A sources said Hamid Apdal was arrested at the MACC office in Kota Kinabalu at 9.30pm. The arrest came after an entire day of investigation by the graft-busters.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki confirmed the arrest but declined to reveal further details.
Hamid, 52, went to the MACC office this morning after being summoned to give his statement. This followed a visit by investigators to his home at Taman Bersatu, Putatan while he was away the night before.
Hamid, is expected to be brought to the Kota Kinabalu court tomorrow for MACC’s remand application hearing.
Six people are now under remand in connection with the case, Warisan vice-president Peter Anthony, Warisan Youth chief Azis Jamman, Tenom UMNO Youth head Jamawi Jaafar, Tawau UMNO Youth leader Ariffin Kassim, a local businessman
Yu Sin Kong and Norhartaty binti Rahmat a former assistant secretary of the rural and regional development ministry.