Adam Rosly loses appeal to set aside conviction, 6 months’ jail, fine

02 Mar 2021 / 18:17 H.

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction and six months’ jail term and RM30,000 fine on former Ampang Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) chief, Datuk Adam Rosly Abdullah for giving false statements and submitting fake documents to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

A three-member bench comprising Datuk Yaacob Md Sam, Datuk P. Ravinthran and Datuk Wira Ahmad Nasfy Yasin dismissed Adam Rosly’s appeal yesterday.

The court affirmed the Sessions Court’s decision on April 26, 2018 which sentenced Adam Rosly to six months’ jail and fined him RM30,000 after finding him guilty of six counts of giving false statements and submitting fake documents to the MACC during an investigation in 2017 into claims of his extraordinary wealth.

Justice Yaacob, who delivered the court’s unanimous decision, held that Adam Rosly’s conviction was safe and supported by evidence.

He issued a warrant of committal against Adam Rosly, 33, for his jail sentence to take effect from yesterday.

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 (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.

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

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 the MACC investigating officers, an offence under Section 89 of the same Act.

He allegedly committed the offences at the MACC headquarters at the Federal Government Administrative Centre, Putrajaya, between 9 am and 12.15 pm on Feb 10, 2017 and between 9 am and 2 pm on Feb 22, the same year.

On Nov 26, 2019, he lost his appeal in the High Court.

The court proceeding resumed yesterday to hear submissions by deputy public prosecutor Wong Poi Yoke who submitted that the offences committed by Adam Rosly by giving false statements and false documents to the enforcement agency to avoid declaring his wealth that was under investigation were serious offences.

She said the offences committed by Adam Rosly were not trivial in nature which did not justify the bond of good behaviour or only a fine to be imposed on him.

On Dec 9, last year, the court heard submissions by Adam Rosly’s counsel Muhammad Fadhli Mat Sutris that the prosecution failed to prove that the statements given by his client were false testimony. — Bernama

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