Asia Briefs: Malaysia’s ex-Cabinet minister out on bail

October 28, 2017 5:00 AM

PUTRAJAYA • Former Cabinet minister and now opposition leader Shafie Apdal is out on RM100,000 (S$32,000) bail after his arrest by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in an ongoing graft probe over RM1.5 billion allegedly embezzled from federal funds meant for rural development in Sabah. He had spent seven days in remand.

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