KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — The prosecution has filed an appeal against the Session Court decision which allowed former Sabah infrastructure development minister Datuk Peter Anthony’s application for a stay of conviction and sentence in his forgery case.

Deputy public prosecutor Haresh Prakash Somiah told reporters that the notice of appeal was filed on August 5 at the High Court here.

“The next case management is set for October 4,” he said when contacted after the case management in front of High Court Deputy Registrar Catherine Nicholas today, with lawyer S. Devanandan who represented Peter also present.

Peter, 51, who is also Melalap assemblyman, filed the application to enable him to contest in the 15th General Election.

On August 1, Judge Azura Alwi allowed his application after going through the affidavits, as well as written and oral submissions submitted by both parties.

On May 26, Azura sentenced Peter to three years’ jail and a fine of RM50,000, in default 15 months’ jail, after he was found guilty of forging a letter for a Mechanical and Electrical Systems maintenance work at Universiti Malaysia Sabah in 2014. — Bernama