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Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli sentenced to 18 months' jail

Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli sentenced to 18 months' jail
The Sessions Court here has sentenced Pandan MP Mohd Rafizi Ramli to 18 months in jail for unauthorised possession of the 1MDB audit report and exposing it to the media.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court here has sentenced Pandan MP Mohd Rafizi Ramli to 18 months in jail for unauthorised possession of the 1MDB audit report and exposing it to the media.

Though the 18 months jail term is separate for each offence, they will be served concurrently.

However, Judge Zulqarnain Hassan granted a stay of execution pending an appeal in the High Court.
On Apr 5, he was detained by police outside of Parliament building around 6.20pm to be investigated under Section 8 of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972.

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The PKR vice president and secretary-general, was charged with illegal possession of page 98 of the Audit Report on 1MDB, an offence under the OSA.

He allegedly committed the offence at the Parliament Building lobby here at 3pm on March 24, under Section 8(1)(c)(iii) of the Official Secrets Act 1972, which carries a jail term of up to seven years upon conviction.

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Mohd Rafizi was accused on the second charge of leaking the contents of the audit report on 1MDB to the media at the same place and time on March 28, under Section 8(1)(c)(iv) of the same Act, which provides for imprisonment of up to seven years upon conviction.