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Unauthorised remittance dealers charged for cheating foreigners

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 24): Two unauthorised remittance issuers were charged in court today over two separate counts of cheating Indonesians to make remittances.  
 
Faizal Mohamed Hanifa, 34 and Asrul bin Zamri, 28 were charged for cheating two separate Indonesians of RM 8,600 when they were not licensed by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to be remitters. 
 
For the first charge heard before Magistrate KB Elena Hong Tze Lan, both were charged for cheating an Indonesian to make a remittance worth RM 3,100 on Dec 7, 2014 at The Summit Mall. 
 
They were charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code  which is read along with Section 34 of the Penal Code. Should they be found guilty, they face up imprisonment between one to ten years with canning and are also liable to a fine. 
 
Both pleaded not guilty and the court set bail for RM2,500 with one surity each. 
 
Deputy Public Prosecutor Saphira Selamat appeared for the prosecutors and both the accused were represented by V Stanislaus. 
 
For the second charge which was read separately before Magistrate Surya Wati Shawal both were accused of cheating RM 5500 from another Indonesian on Dec 3 at the same venue. The were charged under the same Section of the Penal Code. 
 
They however pleaded guilty to the second charge. Bail was set for RM 3,000 with one surity each. Deputy Public Prosecutor Wan Mohd Bukhari Wan Mohd appeared for the prosecution. 
 
Both cases are set to be mentioned again on Jan 22. 
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