Rafizi escapes jail for OSA conviction, released on good behaviour bond

Rafizi was found guilty under the OSA for revealing official secret documents regarding 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB ) dealings in 2016. — Picture by Zuraneeza Zulkifli
Rafizi was found guilty under the OSA for revealing official secret documents regarding 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB ) dealings in 2016. — Picture by Zuraneeza Zulkifli

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 1 — PKR vice president Rafizi Ramli has been released on a two-year good behaviour bond after his 18-month jail sentence for Official Secrets Act (OSA) was overturned by the Appellate Court here today.

The three member panel at the Court of Appeal today allowed Rafizi's appeal against his jail sentence over two convictions under the OSA, and released him on a good behaviour bond of RM 10,000.

Rafizi was found guilty under the OSA for revealing official secret documents regarding 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB ) dealings in 2016.

Rafizi's lawyer Abdul Nizam Hamid later confirmed that the bond would mean that Rafizi is no longer restricted from contesting in elections due to the OSA conviction.

The former PKR secretary general, who was previously Pandan MP, was not eligible to contest in the 14th general election due to the conviction and jail sentence.

Justice Datuk Ahmadi Asnawi chaired the three member panel at the Court today.

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