By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, March 9: A logistics company manager claimed trial to two charges of dishonestly inducing a businessman with a “Tan Sri” title of a total of RM1,000,000 for the purpose of purchasing vehicles.
The 43-year-old accused pleaded not guilty to both charges framed under Section 420 of the Penal Code.
Section 420 of the Penal Code carries an imprisonment term of between one to 10 years, and whipping and liable to fine, upon conviction.
Magistrate Zaiton Anuar released the accused on RM3,000 bail with one local surety.
The accused was charged with dishonestly inducing the businessman to transfer RM100,000 to an automobile company for the purpose of paying a deposit to purchase a vehicle on April 3, 2018 but the buyer did not receive the vehicle.
The accused was also charged with dishonestly inducing the same businessman to transfer RM900,000 to the same automobile company for the purpose of paying a deposit to purchase a vehicle from the said company on December 24, 2018 but the buyer did not receive the vehicle.
Investigating Officer Inspector Lai Hwa Yen prosecuted while the accused was represented by Counsel Fung Lee Fook. — DayakDaily