• If found guilty, the duo could face imprisonment of between six months and five years, with whipping, and are also liable to a fine.
  • The couple also face three alternative charges of allegedly committing CBT for the same offences.

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 6): A husband and wife duo have claimed trial to three misappropriation of property charges and three alternative criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges involving a company linked to them here on Friday (Jan 6).

Tan Ching Peng, 60, and Tan Siew Moi, 57, were charged with three counts of misappropriation of property amounting to RM220,000 involving Rekabina Construction Sdn Bhd in December 2020, January 2021 and September 2021. All offences were committed at Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam.

According to the charge sheets, Ching Peng was the operations head of the said company and his wife was the director and company's cheque signatory.

The charges are framed under Section 403 of the Penal Code and are punishable under the same Act.

If found guilty, the duo could face imprisonment of between six months and five years, with whipping, and are also liable to a fine.

The couple also face three alternative charges of allegedly committing CBT for the same offences.

The alternative charges are framed under Section 405 of the Penal Code and are punishable under Section 406 of the same Act.

If found guilty, the duo could face imprisonment of not more than 10 years, with whipping, and are also liable to a fine.

The duo were charged jointly before Sessions Court judge Rozilah Salleh. They pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.

Deputy public prosecutor Muaz Ahmad Khairuddin prosecuted while the duo were represented by Asmadi Hussin.

Rozilah set bail at RM30,000 each, with one surety. The couple will also have to report to the nearest Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office once a month.

Wife also faces six other misappropriation charges and six alternative CBT charges

Separately, Siew Moi was also charged with six counts of misappropriation of property amounting to RM382,000 from the same company in December 2020, January 2021 and October 2021. All offences were also committed at Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam.

The charges are framed under Section 403 of the Penal Code and are punishable under the same Act.

She also faces six alternative charges of allegedly committing CBT for the offences.

The alternative charges are framed under Section 405 of the Penal Code and are punishable under Section 406 of the same Act.

She pleaded not guilty to all charges and claimed trial. Rozilah set bail at RM50,000 with one surety.

Siew Moi will also have to report to the nearest MACC office once a month.

Both cases are set for mention on Feb 16.

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