Thursday, November 17, 2005

"Oi...I've been sentenced for jail for 5 years or 10 years?"

The Malaysian media is rather confusing. Well, at least for me. The last time was 'Kejap tudung kejap tak tudung'. Then this time it is about the jail term for Former Rural Development Ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Abdul Aziz Muhamad for cheating and abetment in criminal breach of trust (CBT) of funds for a hardcore poor development project (PPRT).
Utusan Malaysia said: "5 years!"
Bernama said "5 years!"
NST said "5 years!"
The Star?....10 years!!!

So which is which? 5 years or 10 years?

GUILTY NO. 1: Aziz, 61, was found guilty of abetting former Central Terengganu Development Authority (Ketengah) general manager Datuk Alwi Said, 57, in committing criminal breach of trust involving RM2 million.

GUILTY NO. 2: Aziz was also found guilty of cheating Datuk Mustapa Mohamed, who was then the Second Finance Minister, by deceiving him into believing that a Ketengah proposal to invest in an orchid and fish-breeding and recreation project in Tasik Puteri in Bukit Besi, Dungun, Terengganu, was viable.

Aziz received a five-year jail sentence for each of the offences, both to run concurrently.

Sorry I'm not a law expert but I still can do simple maths that 5+5=10. Can I still believe in Malaysian news' headlines?

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