High Court upholds six-month jail term, RM30k fine on ex-Ampang PKR Youth chief

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  • Monday, 25 Nov 2019

Former Ampang PKR Youth chief Datuk Adam Rosly Abdullah. – Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 (Bernama) -- Former Ampang PKR Youth chief Datuk Adam Rosly Abdullah has failed in his appeal to set aside his sentence for giving false statements and submitting fake documents to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in 2017.

High Court Judicial Commissioner Datuk Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh dismissed Adam Rosly’s appeal against the Sessions Court decision on April 26,2018, which imposed six months’ jail and RM30,000 fine.

"I am of the view that there is no point to intervene in the Sessions Court judge's ruling. Therefore I dismiss the appeal and affirm both conviction and sentence," he said on Monday (Nov 25).

Adam Rosly was represented by counsel Nizam Bashir Abdul Kariem Bashir while deputy public prosecutor Nik Haslinie Hashim appeared for the prosecution.

Adam Rosly, 31, was appealing against the Sessions Court’s decision in sentencing him to six months’ jail and RM30,000 fine after finding him guilty of six charges of giving false statements and submitting fake documents to the MACC during an investigation in 2017 into claims about his extraordinary wealth.

On the first two charges, Adam Rosly was accused of giving false recorded statements to two MACC investigating officers, under Section 32(8)(c) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

The false statements were related to his career as a businessman, income, luxury vehicles, a RM1.2mil bungalow in Kampung Melayu Ampang which was bought in cash, a RM200,000 loan from his mother-in-law and late grandmother, and a RM500,000 loan from an "along”.

On the other four charges, he allegedly used two fake loan agreement documents from two individuals and two cash vouchers from his company - Gegas Mentari Holding Sdn Bhd - to mislead MACC investigating officers, under Section 89 of the same Act.

He allegedly committed the offences at the MACC headquarters at Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, Putrajaya, between 9am and 12.15pm on Feb 10,2017, and between 9am and 2pm on Feb 22, the same year.

The charges carry a maximum fine of RM3mil or up to five years’ imprisonment, or both, each on conviction.

Meanwhile, Nizam Bashir told reporters that he would be filing the motion for stay of the sentence as well as notice of appeal to the Court of Appeal on Monday. - Bernama

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