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Peter Anthony jailed 3 years, fined RM50,000 for forgery
Published on: Thursday, May 26, 2022
By: FMT, V Anbalagan
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Peter Anthony was found guilty of falsifying a letter from the office of the Universiti Malaysia Sabah deputy vice-chancellor for system maintenance contract work. (Bernama pic)
Kuala Lumpur: Former Sabah infrastructure development minister Peter Anthony has been sentenced to three years’ jail after he was found guilty of falsifying a letter from the office of the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) deputy vice-chancellor for system maintenance contract work.

Sessions court judge Azura Alwi also fined the Melalap assemblyman RM50,000, or 15 months’ jail in default if he fails to pay the fine.

Azura said she made this decision after considering the submissions made by the defence and prosecution.

She also allowed Peter’s application for a stay of the jail term pending the outcome of his appeal in the High Court.

“However, the accused must pay the fine today. His RM50,000 bail is maintained,” she said.

The charge was framed under Section 468 of the Penal Code for forging a document for the purpose of cheating, which provides for imprisonment of up to seven years and a fine, upon conviction.

Peter, as the then managing director of Syarikat Asli Jati, was accused of forging a letter from the office of the UMS deputy vice-chancellor dated June 9, 2014, by inserting a false statement with the intention of using it for fraudulent purposes.

The Parti Kesejahteraan Demokratik Masyarakat (KDM) president was charged with committing the offence at the office of the principal private secretary to the prime minister at the Perdana Putra building in Putrajaya between June 13 and Aug 21, 2014.

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