By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, Nov 1: Five staff of Sarawak Energy Berhad and three staff of People Skills Sdn Bhd today claimed trial to charges of cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property involving a total of RM2,248,068.
They were charged at two different Sessions Court here, and they pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
Sessions Court judge Marutin Pagan and judge Mohd Taufik Mohd Yusoff fixed Dec 2 for pre-trial case management.
The accused Benjamin Lim, Polycarp Wong, Lee Yun Fui, Dayang Maimunah Awang Jaya and Pang Kim How were jointly charged with a total of six charges.
They were charged for cheating Sarawak Energy Berhad by deceiving the company to issue cheques amounting RM175,600 on May 10, 2012; RM61,460 on June 18, 2012; and RM67,500 respectively on March 20, 2013; May 10, 2012; June 10, 2013; and Aug 14, 2013 to People and Skills Sdn Bhd in respect of the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering programmes allegedly awarded by Kolej WIT.
Accused Pang Kim How, Benjamin Lim, Siti Aisah Adenan, Hajibah Ibrahim, Lee Yun
Fui, Dayang Maimunah Awang Jaya and Kumar Karisnan were jointly charged with five charges.
They were charged for cheating Sarawak Energy Berhad by deceiving the company to issue cheques amounting RM678,500, RM444,500, RM232,200, RM127,800 and RM258,008 respectively on Sept 20, 2013; March 5, 2015; Nov 6, 2014; July 5, 2016; and Nov 12, 2015 to People and Skills Sdn Bhd in respect to Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering for the said energy company employee programme allegedly awarded by Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University.
They were charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code, which provides a maximum jail sentence of 10 years and whipping, and shall beliable to fine, upon conviction.
DPP Nadratun Naim Mohd Saidi and DPP Danial ilham kamaruddin prosecuted.— DayakDaily