Malaysia: Former Umno warlord convicted of bribery over hotel deal, jailed six years

Former Umno warlord Isa Samad was sentenced to six years’ jail on Wednesday (Feb 3) after he was convicted of corruption by the Malaysian High Court.

The case centred on a hotel deal inked while he was in charge of the country’s key land development agency, Felda.

Justice Nazlan Mohd Ghazali found the former politician guilty on nine counts of receiving gratification amounting to RM3 million (S$987,000) between 2014 and 2015. He was also fined a total of RM15.45 million by the court.

Isa was granted a stay of execution for the sentence pending an appeal. He was ordered to post bail of RM1.5 million by Thursday, and to report to the nearest police station once a month until the conclusion of his appeal.

The original full article can be found at straitstimes.com

(Photo: The Star/Asia News Network)

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