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RM55,000 bail for Warisan leader
Published on: Saturday, January 13, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Parti Warisan Sabah Vice-President Peter Anthony was freed on RM55,000 bail by Magistrate Afiq Agoes after the expiry of his seven-day remand and immediately checked into a private hospital.

An aide told BorneoToday that Peter was not well and had to be admitted to hospital on Tuesday night because of dehydration and pain in the head.

Afiq had allowed Peter to go to the hospital while his guarantor proceeded to the MACC Sabah office to pay the bail for his release. Counsel Martin Tommy, submitted a medical report to the court on his behalf.

Mohd Faliq Basirudin, the MACC deputy prosecutor told the court that Peter was taken to a government hospital while under remand. Peter was seen struggling while climbing the court's staircase earlier, and after his release he told reporters he was not feeling well.

He also said he had vomited a number of times while in detention.

Peter was arrested last Friday after he called at the Sabah MACC officer following a public directive over an investigation into a Risda land deal.

It is believed that Risda had made an upfront payment of RM15.5 million to the land sellers via its legal firm.

However, due to technical issues, the deal was not completed. It is understood that Risda then had problems getting the refund from their legal firm and a police report was subsequently lodged.

A lawyer Michael Persius Ubu, who is also wanted by the MACC for this case, has yet to surrender himself and is believed to be abroad.

This is the second time Peter has remanded by MACC. He is out on MACC bail after being detained for a week late last year as part of a probe into the mishandling of funds for federal projects.

A small crowd of Parti Warisan supporters turned up at the Kota Kinabalu Court complex here to give support to Peter.

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