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OSA conviction: Rafizi's lawyer claims judge took 'wrong approach'

Gan Shao Qi  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Kuala Lumpur High Court was told that a Sessions Court judge took the "wrong approach" in convicting PKR lawmaker Rafizi Ramli of breaching the Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA), for which he was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Defence counsel Gobind Singh Deo pointed to the inconsistency in the meaning of page 98 of the 1MDB audit report, where the Sessions Court judge and prosecution perceived it as a "partial page" whereas the accused perceived it as an "entire page".

"Only part of the page was presented (in court). It was obvious that the prosecutor failed to prove the case. The learned judge was wrong in his approach," he said...

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