Appeals Court acquits Perhilitan officer accused of submitting false claims

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has set aside a four-year jail sentence and RM117,000 fine on a Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) officer from Peninsular Malaysia, who was previously convicted on charges of submitting false claims.

A three-member bench led by Justice Datuk Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera unanimously found the final appeal by Abu Zahrim Ismail, 48, had merit and the statutory presumption under Section 50 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act had no application to the fact of the case.

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