former Pahang Umno Youth chief Datuk Mohd Mustafa Mohd Khalid gets a three-year jail term cheating a managing director of a company of RM1 million over a Scanning System project. — iStock.com pic via AFP
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 3 ― A businessman, and former Pahang Umno Youth chief, Datuk Mohd Mustafa Mohd Khalid must undergo a three-year jail term today after he was found guilty of cheating a managing director of a company of RM1 million over a Scanning System project.
This was after Appeals Court Judge Datuk Wira Mohtarudin Baki, heading a panel of three judges, who maintain the conviction and three-year jail imposed by the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court on Feb 19, 2016 on Mohd Musyafa.
However, the panel set aside an eight-year jail and RM300,000 fine or one-year jail imposed by the Kuala Lumpur High Court on March 23, 2017.
‘’Our decision is unanimous, we allow a part appeal. We are of the opinion that the appeal on the conviction has no merit. The appeal on the conviction is rejected and the conviction is maintained.
‘’The appeal against the sentence is permitted. The sentence by the High Court Judge is set aside and the Sessions Judge’s sentence is brought back,’’ said Judge Mohtarudin who convened with judges Datuk Rhodzariah Bujang and Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah.
The panel made the decision after hearing the arguments of counsel Datuk Hariharan Tara Singh representing Mohd Mustafa and Deputy Public Prosecutor Hamdan Hamzah.
Mohd Mustafa, 56, appealed against the High Court's decision to raise the three-year jail sentence imposed by the Sessions Court to eight years after dismissing Mohd Mustafa's appeal.
He had to undergo the prison sentence today as this was his last appeal following the case which began in the Sessions Court would end in the Court of Appeal. After the decision, Mohd Mustafa waved his hand and said something to his two family members in court.
On February 19, 2016, the Sessions Court sentenced Mohd Mustafa to three-year jail after he was found guilty of deceiving NM Resource Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Kamaludin Janis.
He duped the victim into believing that the LOI letter from the Ministry of Finance dated July 6, 2009 with the title “The Proposal To Supply A Scanning System For One Hundred Percent of Imported Goods For the Royal Malaysian Customs Via Rentals” given by the accused to the victim was genuine.
The man has fraudulently prompted the victim to hand over RM1 million to him for obtaining the letter for the victim, for which the victim would not hand over the money if he was not so deceived.
He was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code which provided for a jail term of up to 10 years and whipping and may also be fined.
Earlier, Hariharan argued that the High Court Judge was mistaken in raising the sentence based on the evidence of three prosecution witnesses including Kamaludin.
He said the court should examine the evidence of the three as they also had links in the case.
Hamdan argued that the sentence imposed by the High Court corresponded with Mohd Mustafa's offence as he had cheated Kamaludin, who was the seventh prosecution witness, into believing that the LOI letter was from the Finance Ministry, resulting in the victim handing over RM1 million to Mohd Mustafa.
He also said during the trial, the court was told that Kamaludin had appointed a consultant, namely, Amrul Nizar Anuar, the 21st prosecution witness, to find any political party that could award the contract for the RM12 million scanner system.
He said the 21st witness told the court that the accused was the former Pahang Umno Youth chief who had a position in Umno and had close contact with Datuk Seri Najib Razak who was then the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister. ― Bernama
Datuk Kabi’s brother jailed for cheating Chinese national student over car purchase
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — A brother of a businessman known as “Datuk Kabi” was sentenced to four years’ jail and a stroke of the cane by the Sessions Court here today for cheating a Chinese national student over purchase of a luxury car.
Judge Datuk Ahmad Kamal Arifin Ismail handed down the sentence on C. Anand Raja, 44, who is currently serving time at the Sungai Buloh Prison, also for cheating, when he pleaded guilty to the charge.
He was ordered to serve the jail sentence from the date of his arrest, which was July 27, 2017.
Anand Raja was charged with cheating Quan Xuelian, 24, by deceiving the woman into selling her Audi car, valued at RM114,000, following which she handed over the over the car to him, which she would not have if she knew she was deceived.
The offence was committed at Laman Damai Sari, Off Mount Kiara, Bukit Segambut, Sentul here on May 22, 2017.
The charge, under Section 420 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to 10 years and whipping, and is also liable to fine, upon conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor Nurul Khairiyah Samsudin, who prosecuted, asked the court to consider Anand Raja’s two previous records, also for a similar offence, when handing down the sentence.
“The accused had used the same modus operandi to cheat,” she said.
However, lawyer Najiah Zaimah Aris, representing Anand Raja, said her client had a wife, two school-going children and ailing parents to support. — Bernama
Datuk Kabi’s brother jailed for cheating Chinese national student over car purchase | Malaysia | Malay Mail
Indonesian firm lodges police report over loss of RM138m to ‘Datuk Seri’ in cheating case
An Indonesian company claims it was cheated by a Malaysian businessman with the ‘Datuk Seri’ title. — AFP pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — An Indonesian company claims it was cheated by a Malaysian businessman with the ‘Datuk Seri’ honorific with losses totalling US$33 million (RM$138 million) concerning an oil and gas project in Aceh, Indonesia.
The company, PT Anglo Slavic Utama (PT ASU) through its representative Ronie Tangkong, who is also a director, in a statement here today said that the Datuk Seri falsified several agreements and statutory declarations for his own interest in a business agreement between PT ASU and his company.
“A police report was also lodged on Nov 2, 2018 by PT ASU against the Datuk Seri at the Selangor Police Contingent Headquarters,” the company said.
On Nov 3, 2012, an agreement was signed between Global Capital Limited (GCL) and the Datuk Seri for a project to develop and produce oil and gas in Kuala Simpang Timur, Aceh Indonesia.
GCL was appointed and authorised by PT ASU to sell and manage its (PT ASU) assets. It was at the invitation of the Datuk Seri that the agreement was signed.
The agreement involved an amount US$55 million (RM230 million), which allowed the company owned by the Datuk Seri to acquire PT ASU assets. A total of US$22million (RM92 million) was paid to PT ASU.
“PT ASU was used as a bait by the Datuk Seri to woo investors and to get what he had wanted after which he ignored PT ASU,” said the statement.
According to the previous agreement, the Datuk Seri had asked GCL to seek investors to take over the shares of a public company where he (Datuk Seri) was working and empowering himself.
“A PT ASU asset purchase agreement was signed at a hotel in Petaling Jaya on Dec 28, 2012 between the Datuk Seri and a PT ASU representative who was one of its Indonesian directors. The parties had agreed to the terms since it was going to bring benefits through the oil and gas projects.
“However, the agreement was later cancelled by the Datuk Seri’s company and caused our company to lose US$33 million. The Datuk Seri had malicious intentions in teaming up with the director who had represented the company in the earlier agreement by changing the terms of the original agreement signed on Nov 3, 2012.
“Both also made a false statutory declaration and the declaration was the reason for the cancellation of the agreement made on Dec 28, 2012,” added the statement.
Meanwhile, a Selangor police spokesman when contacted by Bernama confirmed receiving the report and added that the matter was under police investigation. — Bernama
Indonesian firm lodges police report over loss of RM138m to ‘Datuk Seri’ in cheating case | Malaysia | Malay Mail
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