Lawyer: Ex-diplomat arrested over marijuana farm discovery in Janda Baik released from remand today; son still under remand

Published date28 May 2022
Publication titleMalay Mail Online

A former diplomat for Malaysia was today released from remand, after having been arrested and held for seven days by the police for investigations following the discovery of over 100 cannabis trees at his home in Janda Baik, Pahang.

Lawyer Rahmat Hazlan confirmed to the Malay Mail that the former ambassador was arrested on May 21, with the Magistrates' Court in Raub, Pahang granting the police's application for the man to be remanded for seven days.

Today was due to be the end of the seven-day remand period, with Rahmat saying that the police had today applied for a second remand from magistrate Shahrul Ekhsan Hasim in the Magistrates' Court in Bentong, Pahang.

"The police sought to apply for a second remand for another seven days but this was not granted by the magistrate after he was satisfied that there is no evidence to implicate him with any offences, amongst others,' Rahmat told Malay Mail.

With the police failing to obtain a second remand for this former diplomat, he was released today, Rahmat confirmed.

For the police's application today for the second remand, it was conducted by the investigating officer Inspector An Afifa Baharudin, while the former diplomat was represented by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad...

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