KUALA LUMPUR: The appeal of former Sabah infrastructure development minister Datuk Peter Anthony to set aside his conviction, three-year jail term and RM50,000 fine for forging a document with an intent to cheat will be heard on March 15 before a new High Court judge.
Deputy public prosecutor Haresh Prakash Somiah said the new judge, Datuk Ahmad Bache, who handles civil cases would replace Justice Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah who is now a Court of Appeal judge.
In June last year, Peter, 51, appealed against the jail term and fine after he was found guilty of forging a letter for a Mechanical and Electrical Systems (M&E) maintenance and service contract at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in 2014.
He was charged in his capacity as managing director of Syarikat Asli Jati Sdn Bhd with forging a letter from the office of the UMS deputy vice-chancellor, dated June 9, 2014, by inserting a false statement with the intent of using it for fraudulent purposes.
The Parti Kesejahteraan Demokratik Masyarakat (KDM) president paid the fine. — Bernama