Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) vice-president Datuk Peter Anthony was released on RM55,000 Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) bail on this morning. Pix by Malai Rosmah Tuah

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) vice-president Datuk Peter Anthony was released on RM55,000 Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) bail on Friday morning.

Magistrate Afiq Agoes fixed the deposit with one local surety.

The commission had initially asked for RM100,000 bail for Anthony's release.

He was represented by lawyer Martin Tommy.

MACC’s prosecuting officer Mohd Faliq Basirudin said its officers will now escort Anthony to a hospital as he has complained of being sick.

Early this month, Anthony was sought by the MACC to facilitate an investigation into the dubious purchase of land in Tongod, Sabah, between 2015 and 2016.

The commission is also looking for a lawyer identified as Michael Persius Ubu, 61, who has yet to come forward.

On Oct 5 last year, the MACC detained Anthony to facilitate a probe into the misappropriation of rural project funds for Sabah.

The Warisan vice-president was among 13 people remanded for the initial investigation. He was released on bail on Oct 13.

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