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.
The applications were filed by Ramkarpal Singh and RSN Rayer for Phee while Dev Kumareandran acted for the other two.
He said since all high courts of Malaya can hear cases from other parts of West Malaysia, they would head to Alor Setar since Sunday was a working day there.
The Star Online said judge Hashim Hamzah told the lawyers the applications should be made in Penang.
Dr Norlela said she was also accused of raising the issue at a time when a general election was due soon, stating she had raised the issue after many villagers had complained about the factory.
Phee, the factory's 70-year-old manager Gan Buck Hee and his 37-year-old director son Edmund Gan Eu Leong, were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Saturday.
Phee is being remanded for five days pending investigations over an illegal factory in Kampung Sungai Lembu, Bukit Mertajam.
Phee, who is also Sungai Puyu assemblyman, was escorted by MACC officers into a vehicle at about noon to his service centre in Jalan Ong Yi How here.
Phee's office on Level 53, Komtar was also raided by MACC officers.
On Thursday, MACC officers seized documents related to the Kampung Sungai Lembu factory from the Seberang Prai Municipal Council. The factory was also allegedly operating illegally on agriculture land.
The operations over the illegal factory also involved officers from the Immigration Department, Department of Environment, and Inland Revenue Board.