- Published on Friday, 02 June 2017 17:42
KUALA LUMPUR — Two men were charged in the Ampang Magistrate’s Court here today, with falsely inducing a teacher into handing over cheques amounting to RM350,000 for investments in oil and gas.
Self-employed Mohd Heikel Ashaari, 44, and Kwong Wing Chong, 42, a college lecturer, pleaded not guilty to a charge of inducing the 46-year-old man into handing over nine cheques bearing that amount to them for investment in the oil and gas industry.
Mohd Heikel and Kwong were alleged to have committed the offence at a food outlet in Jalan Kolam Air Lama, Ampang Jaya here between 8.30am and noon on Feb 25, 2015 and March 16, the same year.
They were charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code which provides for a prison sentence of up to 10 years and caning, and a fine upon conviction.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Norhashimah Hashim offered bail of RM7,000 in one surety to each of the accused.
Magistrate Mohamad Firdaus Sadina Ali allowed the accused bail of RM6,000 each in one surety and fixed July 17 for re-mention of the case.