Ex-MPS president acquitted of charge he used council funds to maintain home

comments     Hafiz Yatim     Published     Updated

The Court of Appeal has acquitted former Selayang Municipal Council president Bakaruddin Othman of using the local authority's funds for the maintenance of his personal residence.

A three-member panel led by Court of Appeal judge Mohtaruddin Baki today unanimously ruled the Sessions Court's conviction was unsafe.

The other two judges were Justice Harminder Singh Dhaliwall and Justice Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil.

Bakaruddin's lawyers, Jagjit Singh and Akberdin Abdul Kader, when contacted confirmed the acquittal.

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