Tuesday March 5, 2013
Job agent charged with cheating
KUALA LUMPUR: An employment agent here is accused of cheating a company manager in a scam involving workers from Sabah.
Tew Chong Guan, 44, pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here to the alleged offence.
Tew had allegedly induced company manager M. Palang, 47, to pay him RM9,000 in instalments to recruit six Sabahans for the company, Gold Leo Enterprise.
The offence was allegedly committed at Kompleks Mutiara in Jalan Ipoh here between Feb 1 and Feb 7.
Tew faces up to 10 years’ jail as well as a fine and whipping under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.
The accused, who was unrepresented, had his charges read in Mandarin.
DPP Suzanne Tiyon Bimen proposed that bail be set at RM25,000 but, in mitigation, Tew pleaded that he was the sole breadwinner of his family and could not afford such a high sum.
Sessions judge Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh set bail at RM10,000 with one surety pending trial on June 4.