Judge sentences Isa Samad to six years’ imprisonment, RM15.45m fine

The High Court here sentenced former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad to six years’ imprisonment after finding him guilty on nine corruption charges earlier today. Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali imposed a six-year sentence for each of Mohd Isa’s nine sentences for a total of 54 years, but allowed these to be served concurrently. This effectively means the former Negri Sembilan mentri besar would be required to serve a maximum of six years.


Corruption related to Purchase of Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites (MPHS) by Felda Investment Corporation Sdn Bhd (FICSB)
Corruption linked to the purchase of a hotel in Sarawak.

Directly implicated parties

Mohd Isa Abdul Samad
Mohd Isa Abdul Samad is a politician and was the former FELDA Chairman. He was also the 6th Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan from 1982 until 2004.

Indirectly implicated parties

Muhammad Zahid Md Arip
Muhammad Zahid Md Arip is a Malaysian Politician. He was appointed Senator on 16 June 2020. He is also former political secretary to former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Implicated parties through circumstantance

Disclosing Parties



Malay Mail,  (03 Feb, 2021).  Judge sentences Isa Samad to six years’ imprisonment, RM15.45m fine.  Retrieved 04 Feb, 2021,  from https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/02/03/judge-sentences-isa-samad-to-six-years-imprisonment-rm15.45m-fine/1946516