KOTA KINABALU: Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has arrived in an ambulance at the court house here and is due to appear before a magistrate for a remand order.
The Parti Warisan Sabah president, dressed in a white shirt and black pants, was greeted by a crowd of supporters in orange t-shirts shouting “Happy Birthday” as he arrived at about 2.15pm Friday (Oct 20).
Shafie, who turns 60 on Friday, was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for overnight observation due to high blood pressure after his arrest on Thursday (Oct 19) night.
He had been ordered to turn up at the Sabah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here to have his statement recorded.
The former Rural and Regional Development Minister is the 10th person held in connection with a graft probe into the alleged skimming of up to RM1.5bil in federal project allocations in Sabah through the Rural and Regional Development Ministry.
The MACC is expected to make more arrests as it sifts through about 350 projects that were given to some 60 companies between 2009 and 2015.
The money was allegedly siphoned from RM7.5bil worth of project funds.
The commission has so far frozen RM170mil in bank accounts and assets of some of the companies involved.