Ex-Felda chairman’s aide, Zahid Md Arip, remanded in FIC hotel probe

(The Star) – A special officer to former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad has been remanded for five days to help in graft investigations over the purchase of a hotel in Kuching.

The officer, Zahid Md Arip was produced before Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Abdul Rahman on Tuesday and was ordered to be remanded until Aug 5,.

The 51-year-old Zahid was arrested earlier Tuesday at his house by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to assist in its probe into Felda Investment Corp’s (FIC) purchase of the hotel in 2014.

Zahid served as a special officer to Isa during the latter’s tenure as Felda chairman.

He is the fourth person to be remanded in the ongoing investigations into FIC’s purchase of the hotel.