He faces a jail term not exceeding 20 years and a fine of at least five times the bribe amount, RM10,000 or whichever is higher.
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Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad has been convicted by the Kuala Lumpur High Court today on nine charges of corruption involving RM3 million.
The nine charges were under Section 16a(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009, which is punishable under Section 24(1) of the same law.
He now faces a jail term not exceeding 20 years and a fine of at least five times the bribe amount, RM10,000 or whichever is higher.
The allegations were made in regard to Felda’s purchase of Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites in Kuching, Sarawak, for RM160 million.
Isa had been accused of receiving RM3,090,000 between July 2014 and December 2015 from Gegasan Abadi Properties Sdn Bhd board member Ikhwan Zaidel, through Muhammad Zahid Md Arip, as gratification for approving the purchase of the hotel by Felda Investment Corporation Sdn Bhd.
Other Umno politicians who have recently been convicted of corruption include former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former federal territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
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