Football association vice president pleads not guilty to cheating

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By Wendy John

SIBU, Dec 27: A vice-president of Kapit Football Association was granted bail of RM6,400 in two sureties by the Magistrate’s Court here today after he pleaded not guilty to eight charges of cheating.

Magistate Stella Augustine Druce also ordered that the case be transferred to the Kapit Magistrate’s Court on Feb 20, 2020 for case management.

The 45-year-old accused from Kota Samarahan agreed that the case be heard in Kapit.

He is facing two charges under Section 424 of the Penal Code and another six charges under Section 420 of the same code which involved seven complainants.

According to the brief facts of the case, in September 2018, a complainant had joined a “Kursus Jurulatih D 2019” WhatsApp group to confirm his interest and attendance to participate in a football coaching course in Kapit.

The course was organised by the association.

The accused had confirmed the attendance of the complainant and requested him to pay RM200 as course fee.

The complainant was told that the course would take place in March 2019 at a primary school in Song.

However, the accused using the association’s name, cancelled the course himself by informing the Football Association of Sarawak.

When approaching March, the accused told the complainant that the course would be postponed to a later date. On Oct 20, the accused promised to refund the money, due to the long delay of the course but he failed to do so.

The complainant together with six others believed that they had been deceived by the accused and lodged a separate police report.— DayakDaily