KOTA KINABALU: Three youth leaders from two political parties have been remanded for five days over an ongoing graft probe involving RM1.5bil worth of funds meant for rural development projects in Sabah.
The remand orders for Tenom Umno Youth chief Jamawi Jaafar and his Tawau counterpart Ariffin Kassim, as well as Parti Warisan Sabah Youth chief Azis Jamman, were issued after they were produced before Magistrate Cindy Mcjuce Balitus on Tuesday.
The magistrate also extended the remand of Warisan vice president Datuk Peter Anthony and a businessman, who were among three people first arrested in the probe.
The five men were brought at about noon to the Kota Kinabalu court complex, where hundreds of supporters had been waiting as early as 8.30am.
The supporters clapped and cheered when Azis waved his handcuffed hands to them as he was being escorted to the magistrate's chambers.