Former exco man's appeal hearing postponed

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 16 Jul 2003

MALACCA: The hearing of former state executive councillor Datuk Sahar Arpan’s appeal in the Court of Appeal has been postponed.  

The panel judges – Datuk Mokhtar Sidin, Datuk Alauddin Md Sheriff and Datuk Vincent Ng – agreed to postpone the hearing yesterday on Sahar’s new counsel Manian Raju and Edmund Ponniah's application after Jagjit Singh discharged himself as counsel.  

DPP Vong Poh Fah and DPP Ahmad Fairuz Zainol Abidin did not object to the postponement for Sahar’s new counsel to obtain the appeal records. 

Mokhtar told Manian to get ready in two to three months. 

Sahar, 49, the former state assemblyman for Durian Tunggal, was convicted of three counts of corrupt practice by a High Court on April 19, 1999. 

He was sentenced to six years’ jail and fined RM60,000 but the then High Court judge Datuk Suriyadi Halim Omar ordered the jail sentences to run concurrently. 

He was sentenced to two years’ jail and fined RM20,000 on each charge.  

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