Court allowed stay of execution pending appeal.
Muar member of parliament Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman was sentenced to seven years in jail and received two strokes of the cane for charges of abetting criminal breach of trust (CBT), misappropriation of property and two money laundering.
High Court judge Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid also imposed a fine of RM10 million in default of four years’ jail against the Muda president after he ruled that the defence had failed to cast reasonable doubt against the prosecution’s case today.
The court sentenced him to a three-year jail term and one stroke of the cane for abetting CBT involving RM1 million of the Bersatu Youth (Armada)’s funds.
The accused is also facing two years imprisonment and one stroke of the cane for misusing property for himself, namely RM120,000 from the Maybank Islamic Bhd account belonging to Armada Bumi Bersatu Enterprise.
Syed Saddiq also was sentenced to two years in jail and a fine of RM5 million in default for two years for each money laundering charge. The court ordered the sentence to be run concurrently.
The court allowed Syed Saddiq’s application for a stay of execution pending appeal. – NST