The Kedah High Court has declined to review an application for a remand order against Penang Environment, Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh who is being held to facilitate investigations in a case involving an illegal carbon filter factory.
Phee was also represented by lawyer Ram Karpal Singh while the other two were represented by Dev Kumaraendran.
Earlier, Dev told reporters that the magistrate in Penang did not hear their submissions before setting the remand order.
The DAP said on its Facebook page that Phee's lawyers would file an application at the Penang High Court tomorrow morning to challenge the remand of its lawmaker.
He said statements from both Lim and Norlela were needed as they had released statements with regards to the operation of the illegal factory.
They had filed their submissions against the remand order at the Alor Setar High Court.
Phee, who is also Sungai Puyu assemblyman, went to his service centre in a MACC vehicle escorted by officers at around 12.15pm on Sunday (Aug 13).
A factory manager and his 37-year-old company director son have also been remanded for five days.
The MACC is reportedly investigating Phee, who is the executive councillor in charge of the environment, for allegedly issuing two letters to the Seberang Prai Municipal Council ordering it to delay enforcement action against the factory.
Phee's office on the 53rd floor of Komtar was also raided by MACC officers on Friday.
This follows MACC's raid at the illegal factory in Sungai Lembu on Thursday following complaints from villagers.
The Immigration Department and Inland Revenue Board also participated in the operation.