Car dealer jailed for cheat­ing

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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

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