KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 9): Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who has been sentenced to seven years in prison and fined RM10 million for the misappropriation of Bersatu funds, can continue to carry out his duties as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Muar until the appeal process is completed, according to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul.
Johari stated that the Muda president, as a Member of Parliament, will remain unaffected, as long as he has not exhausted his legal options.
“At the moment, I believe he has two more court (proceedings) to go through, so it won’t affect his position,” Johari stated during a news conference at the Parliament building on Thursday.
Syed Saddiq, who previously also served as the youth and sports minister, has been sentenced to seven years in prison, two strokes of the cane, and a fine of RM10 million, after Kuala Lumpur High Court found him guilty of misappropriating more than RM1 million that belonged to the youth wing of his former political party, Bersatu.
The High Court granted a stay, pending an appeal, and his existing bail of RM300,000 was maintained.
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