By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, July 18: A businesswoman has claimed trial in a Magistrate’s Court to two counts of cheating involving the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2019 tickets.
The accused, 33, pleaded not guilty after the charges were read before magistrate Chai Guan Hock, here, today.
According to the fact sheet, the businesswoman had pretended to be a representative to the daughter of Sarawak chief minister to deceive the advertising and promotion manager of Sarawak Tourism Board (STB).
She alleged to have been told to collect 20 pieces RWMF 2019 wristbands for free at the entrance of the festival venue, Sarawak Cultural Village, on July 12.
She had also deceived an individual by claiming she has a RWMF 2019 ticket and dishonestly induced him to bank-in RM360 to her CIMB bank account on July 8.
The magistrate fixed Aug 19 for pre-trial case management and allowed bail at RM3,500 with two local sureties for both charges.
She was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code, which carries an imprisonment between one and 10 years, whipping and fine upon conviction.
Investigating officer Lai Hwa Yen prosecuted, while the accused is unrepresented. — DayakDaily