High Court upholds six months´ jail, RM30,000 fine on Adam Rosly

by BERNAMA/ pic by BERNAMA

Former Ampang Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) chief Datuk Adam Rosly Abdullah (picture) has failed in his appeal to set aside six months’ jail and RM30,000 fine imposed on him for giving false statements and submitting fake documents to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in 2017.

High Court Judicial Commissioner Datuk Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh dismissed Adam Rosly’s appeal against the Sessions Court decision on April 26, 2018.

“I am of view that there is no point to intervene in the Sessions Court judge’s ruling. Therefore I dismiss the appeal and affirm both conviction and sentence,” he said today.

Adam Rosly, clad in black and white design batik, was represented by counsel Nizam Bashir Abdul Kariem Bashir while deputy public prosecutor Nik Haslinie Hashim appeared for the prosecution.

Adam Rosly, 31, was appealing against the Sessions Court’s decision in sentencing him to six months’ jail and RM30,000 fine after finding him guilty of six charges of giving false statements and submitting fake documents to the MACC during an investigation in 2017 into claims about his extraordinary wealth.

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, income, luxury vehicles, a RM1.2 million bungalow in Kampung Melayu Ampang which was bought in cash, a RM200,000 loan from his mother-in-law and late grandmother, and a RM500,000 loan from “along”.

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

He allegedly committed the offences at the MACC headquarters at Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 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.

The charges carry a maximum fine of RM3 million or up to five years’ imprisonment, or both, each on conviction.

Meanwhile, Nizam Bashir told reporters that he would be filing the motion for stay of the sentence as well as notice of appeal to the Court of Appeal today.