Syed Saddiq steps down as MUDA president after found guilty in embezzlement

MUAR MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has announced his resignation as MUDA president after being found guilty in a RM1.12 mil misappropriation case earlier today.

Following his resignation, the party’s deputy president Amira Aisya Abdul Aziz will assume the role of acting president.

“In order to be president of MUDA, that leader must be ‘whiter than white’. And the fact of the matter is, I don’t deserve that role anymore.

“I will vacate my post immediately while I clear my name in court,” he said during a press conference at MUDA’s headquarters in Petaling Jaya.

Earlier today, the former youth and sports minister was sentenced to seven years in prison, received two strokes of the cane, and was fined RM10 mil. He was convicted on all four charges including criminal breach of trust (CBT), misappropriation of property and money laundering.

Despite the verdict, Judge Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid granted the defence’s request to suspend the execution of the sentences until Syed Saddiq’s appeal to the Court of Appeal is heard. – Nov 9, 2023


Main photo credit: Free Malaysia Today

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