Federal Court sentences VK Lingam to six months' jail

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A five-member bench of the Federal Court found senior lawyer VK Lingam guilty of contempt today and sentenced him to six months' jail for accusing a member of the bench of being involved in plagiarism.

The decision was made by Federal Court judge Abu Samah Nordin, who led the bench and said this was a unanimous decision.

"A warrant of committal would be issued and the sentence will proceed forthwith," Justice Abu Samah said in delivering the judgment...

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