Husband and wife charged with defrauding customers

By Zaki Salleh
Photo: KPDN

LUMUT: A husband and wife were accused in the Seri Manjung Magistrate’s Court today on charges of deceiving a woman into buying baju kurung (traditional Malay clothing) but not delivering on the purchase, four months ago.

The accused, Mohd. Sopri Togil, 47, and Massuwati Amran, 46, from Taman Muhibbah, Sitiawan pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The act was allegedly committed at No. 15, Jalan Lumut, Sitiawan, at 4.44 pm on last 13 February.

Both were charged with contravening Section 16(c) of the Consumer Protection Act 1999 and committing an offense under Section 25(1)(b) of the same act, read with Section 34 of the Penal Code.

Convicted, each can be fined up to RM100,000, imprisoned for three years or both.

Mohd. Sopri as the sole owner of the Seri Kenanga Enterprise business that runs the baju kurung business on the Kenanga Apparel Store website is also accused of failing to disclose information related to the business registration number.

He is alleged to have committed the offense at the office of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN) Manjung Branch at 1.10pm on May 12.

The alledged is accused of committing an offense under Regulation 3(1) of the Consumer Protection (Electronic Business Transaction) Regulations 2012 and can be punished in accordance with Section 145(1) of the Consumer Protection Act 1999.

Convicted, he can be fined up to RM50,000 or imprisoned for three years, or both.

Magistrate T. Kavita allowed Mohd. Sopri to be given bail of RM6,000 for both charges while Massuwati was bailed at RM5,500 with one guarantor.

The case will be mentioned again on June 15 next for the document submission process.

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