Ex-TNB staff charged with cheating after receiving RM65,000 to reduce electricity bill

BUTTERWORTH (July 13): A retired Tenaga Nasional Bhd officer was charged with three counts of cheating at the Sessions Court today for accepting RM65,000 four years ago to ensure an electricity bill for a company was below RM100,000.

Free Malaysia Today reported that Ammeran Abu, 64, was charged with deceiving Ang Peng Tiong, also 64, on three occasions to ensure that back-billing for Syarikat Osmo Packaging Sdn Bhd did not exceed RM100,000.

According to the report, Ammeran had asked Ang for inducements of RM10,000, RM20,000 and RM35,000 on the three occasions at the carpark of Wisma TNB in Bandar Perda between May 24 and June 8, 2016.

Ammeran pleaded not guilty to the charges under Section 420 of the Penal Code which carries a 10-year jail term and a fine upon conviction.

Judge Ahmad Azhahari Abdul Hamid set bail at RM10,000 and ordered Ammeran to surrender his passport while setting Aug 26 for mention.

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