Former rep claims trial over bicycle repair dispute

Ng met by reporters in court.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, July 25: Former Padungan assemblyman Dominique Ng has claimed trial in a Magistrate’s Court here for allegedly failing to comply to the ruling made by the consumer tribunal in 2014.

Ng pleaded not guilty after the charge was read before magistrate Nuruhuda Mohd Yusof.

According to the charge sheet, he allegedly failed to comply to the award made by the consumer tribunal on Sept 30, 2014, which ordered him to pay RM195 to a bicycle shop for a repair work within 14 days.

The bike was allegedly brought back to the bike shop several times due to the faulty derailleur in the time frame of three months from the date of the purchase of the bike where the accused claimed to be within the usual warranty period.

It was understood that the former lawmaker had refused to pay and brought the matter to the consumer tribunal to claim for the full refund of the bike. The tribunal dismissed the claim and he was ordered to pay for the cost of repairs.

Judge Nuruhuda fixed Aug 27 for case management and allowed bail at RM500 with one local surety.

Ng was charged under Subsection 117(1) of the Consumer Protection Act, which carries an imprisonment not exceeding two years, fine not exceeding RM5,000, or both, upon conviction. — DayakDaily