Car dealer jailed for cheating
KUALA LUMPUR: A businessman dealing in luxury cars was sentenced to six years’ jail, three strokes of the rotan and fined RM200,000 by the sessions court yesterday after being found guilty of cheating a businessman involving RM2.45 million, four years ago.
Judge Zulqarnain Hassan also ordered Ahmad Haniff Solhi Omar, 35, to serve his prison sentence from yesterday and to serve an additional 18 months’ jail if he failed to pay the fine.
In his judgment, Zulqarnain said his decision was a cue to any individual involved in the sale and purchase of luxury vehicles to not commit fraud.
“The decision was made based on the severity of the fraud case in buying and selling luxury vehicles.
“Up to October this year alone, 455 cases were reported involving a loss of RM15 million,” he said.
However, the judge allowed an application by lawyer Mohd Farid Abdul Aziz, representing the accused, to stay the execution of the jail and whipping pending appeal. – Bernama