Khalid, 57, also former Law Faculty dean of Universiti Teknologi Mara, was convicted of altering the results of CLP examination for financial benefit

Former CLP director loses appeal 2009/04/21 KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court yesterday upheld the three-month jail sentence imposed on former Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) examination director Khalid Yusoff. In dismissing Khalid’s appeal against conviction and sentence, judicial commissioner Zainal Azman Abdul Aziz said the Sessions Court’s decision on July 31, 2007, was accurate. Khalid, 57, also former Law Faculty dean of Universiti Teknologi Mara, was convicted of altering the results of CLP examination for financial benefit at the Legal Profession Qualifying Board office in Menara Tun Razak, Jalan Raja Laut, between August and September 2001. He was also found guilty of cheating the board into believing that the examination master list contained marks given by examiners. Khalid was in court throughout the appeal proceedings after he was released on RM20,000 bail in one surety. Zainal also allowed counsel Jagjit Singh’s application for a stay of execution pending an appeal to the Court of Appeal. Zainal said he had taken three issues into consideration, whether the accused knew of the exam’s marking and grading scheme, whether he had altered the marks by himself and whether his action to alter the marks was against the marking and grading scheme. He said Khalid had taken over the position from Professor Datuk P. Balan and had been briefed about the examination process for a month. “The marking and grading scheme is an important aspect of the exam and it is hard to believe that the accused did not know anything about the scheme,” said Zainal. He added that a witness, Hanizah Dol, who was the board’s typist, had testified that Khalid had altered the marks using a pen on the master list and asked her to type the new marks. “He also did not disclose details on why he had tampered with the marks during a meeting with the Qualifying Board on Sept 13, 2001.” Deputy public prosecutor Raja Rozela Raja Toran appeared for prosecution. ——————————————————————————– © Copyright 2009 The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad. All rights reserved.

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