GEORGE TOWN, Aug 12 — A businessman was charged with eight counts of cheating a company director in two Sessions Courts here today involving losses of about RM1.9 million.
Chan Eng Leong, 48, pleaded not guilty to all the charges which were read out to him before Judge Khalid Abdul Karim and Judge Mazdi Abdul Hamid.
Chan was alleged to have deceived Global Tobacco Manufacturer (International) Sdn Bhd director, Goh Kim Heong, 39, into transferring shares worth RM1,895,020 to his company, Natural Transforms Sdn Bhd, in return for settling a cigarette tax case with the Royal Customs and Excise Department.
He was charged with committing the offences on April 24, June 11 and August 15, 2019, at No 29, Green Hall here.
The charge framed under Section 420 of the Penal Code provides for imprisonment for a term not less than one year and not more than 10 years and with whipping and shall also be liable to a fine, if convicted.
The accused was allowed bail of RM RM230,000 with one surety for all charges, ordered to surrender his passport to the court and to report to the nearest police station once a month until the case has been completed.
The court set September 27 for re-mention.
Deputy public prosecutors Muhammad Shahrezal Mohd Shukri, Mohammad Nazri Abdul Rahim; Teh Li Siew and Chew Qi Wei conducted the prosecution while the accused was represented by lawyers R.S.N Rayer and R. Arvend.