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Contractor Pleaded Guilty for Forging Documents

Businessman Pleaded Not Guilty for Bribery

Contractor Pleaded Guilty for Forging Documents

A contractor pleaded guilty for falsification of documents at the Ipoh Sessions Court today (February 23).

Syed Basri Syed Lin, 55, was charged with forging documents for verification of project completions. He committed the offence at Sultan Azlan Shah Polytechnic (PSAS) in Slim River, Perak on November 6, 2018.

He is convicted under Section 471 of the Penal Code and is subject to punishment under Section 465 of the same Code, which entails a RM10,000 fine or nine months imprisonment for failure to pay for the fine.

Prosecution was done by the deputy public prosecutor, Nurul Wahida Jalaluddin. Syed Basri was unrepresented.

 

Businessman Pleaded Not Guilty for Bribery

In a separate case, a contractor pleaded not guilty for two charges of bribery at the same court today.

Lai Kim Seong, 52, was charged with bribing a customer services officer as a motive to issue temporary employment passes for foreign workers.

The defendant allegedly bribed the officer with RM700 for the first charge and RM1,000 for the second charge.

He committed both offences at Tesco Extra Ipoh Garden on January 18, 2017 (first) and February 13, 2017 (second).

For both offences, he is charged under Section 16(b)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (Act 694), in which if he is convicted, he is subject to a fine of at least five times the total amount of bribe funds or RM10,000, whichever is higher; imprisonment of up to 20 years, or both.

The court ordered for an RM18,000 bail, which was reduced to RM12,000 after negotiation from the defendant’s representing lawyer, Amrit Singh.

The case was set for re-mention on June 10 later this year.

 

Chris Teh

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Chris Teh

Born and bred in Ipoh, Chris Teh is proficient in Chinese, English and Malay, with the Japanese language in the making. Joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise his writing and translation skills. In his spare time, he catches Pokemon in Pokemon GO, discovering up and coming places on the side.

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