Thursday September 20, 2012
Manager charged with theft
KUALA LUMPUR: A sales manager has pleaded not guilty at a magistrate’s court here to stealing financial files belonging to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), believed to contain personal banking information related to the case of its suspended president Mohamed Hammam.
Kong Lee Toong, 35, who works in a pet food company, claimed trial to stealing the files at AFC House, Bukit Jalil in Cheras here at about 11.30am on July 31. He allegedly committed the offence with another person still at large.
Kong, who turned himself in to the police on Tuesday, was charged under Section 380 of the Penal Code, which carries up to 10 years in jail or a fine.
He is the husband of Amelia Gan, a former director of AFC whose suspended chief Mohamed is currently facing allegations of corruption and financial mismanagement.
DPP Kee Wei Lon asked for RM10,000 bail and for Kong’s passport to be surrendered to the court. He also requested that Kong be made to report to a police station every fortnight.
However, Kong’s counsel, Lim Kon Keen, said his client had cooperated with the investigation and that he had to look after his father, who was suffering from kidney failure.
In setting bail at RM7,000, magistrate Nur Azura Murah agreed for additional conditions to be imposed on Kong. The case is fixed for mention on Oct 17.