Despatch clerk remanded in latest arrest over Malaysia's 1MDB probe

A despatch clerk is the fifth individual to be remanded to assist the special task force investigating the 1MDB scandal.
A despatch clerk is the fifth individual to be remanded to assist the special task force investigating the 1MDB scandal.PHOTO: REUTERS

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A despatch clerk is the fifth individual to be remanded to assist the special task force investigating the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.

The 27-year-old was arrested at his house in Bentong at 6.30pm, Saturday by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers and was brought to the Putrajaya magistrate's court on Sunday morning.

Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasmin Ab Rahman allowed the clerk to be remanded for four days.

MACC deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi had requested for seven days.

He is being investigated under Section 16(a) of the MACC Act, which covers bribery.

Five individuals have been remanded by the task force since Tuesday, and two have been released on bail so far.

The despatch worker is believed to be connected to the third individual who was remanded - a 28-year-old business owner who was hauled up on Friday.