[306.18] Election returning officer jailed 3 months for contempt
SEREMBAN: The Election Court here sentenced a returning officer to three months’ jail after he was found guilty of contempt of court for coaching a witness in a petition brought by a PKR candidate.
Judge Azimah Omar, in sentencing Amino Agos Suyub, who is also the Rembau district officer, said the court must send a strong message that the general election or by-elections must be conducted in a free and fair manner.
“You lacked integrity and this court must impose a sentence to achieve justice,” she said.
Azimah said she took into consideration Agos’s family background, his occupation and the consequences of today’s ruling.
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