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BUTTERWORTH – A 73-year-old doctor today pleaded guilty to a charge of deceiving the Road Transport Department (RTD) when charged at the Sessions Court here for the offence.

Dr Ding Yong Chaung was accused of trying to deceive the RTD by letting them believe he conducted a physical health examination on one Mohd Firdaues Azizan, 34, deliberately trying to get the RTD to process the renewal of the vocational license which the RTD would not do if it was not deceived.

He was charged with committing the offence about 11.45am on Feb 14 this year at Ding Polyklinik Dan Surgeri in Bukit Mertajam here.

The offence comes under the Penal Code for cheating to be read together with Section 28 (1) (a) of the MACC Act 2009 and punishable with a maximum five-year prison sentence under the Code upon conviction.

Ding, who was unrepresented, requested for a lower bail, due to his age, was a divorcee and suffered from high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney failure while MACC Prosecuting Officer Amin Yaacub prosecuted the case.

Dr Lutfi Mohamad at the Butterworth Sessions Court on May 30, 2017. — Sunpix by Masry Che Ani
Sessions Court Judge Noor Aini Yusof fixed RM8,000 bail with one surety and set June 13 for mention and sentencing.

At the same court, Dr Lufti Mohamad Rashidi, 32, claimed trial to of trying to deceive the RTD by letting them believe he conducted a physical health examination on one Mohd Firdaues Azizan, 34, deliberately trying to get the RTD to process the renewal of the vocational license which the RTD would not do if it was not deceived.

He was charged with committing the offence about 12.20am on Feb 14 this year at Klinik Rashidi in Bukit Mertajam here and was defended by M. Puvenswaran while the case was prosecuted by Amin.

Noor Aini fixed bail at RM8,000 with one surety, setting July 4 for mention and ordered the accused to report to the MACC office once a month.

In GEORGE TOWN at the Sessions Court here, two doctors and two insurance agents were charged before Sessions Court Judge Norsalha Hamzah for similar offences.

Dr Kamal Fasha Hussain, 55, was charged for trying to deceive the Road Transport Department (RTD) by letting the RTD believe he had conducted a physical health examination on one Hasrol Hissam Osman, deliberately trying to get the RTD to process the renewal of the vocational license which the RTD would not do if it was not deceived.

He allegedly committed the offence about 11.30am on Feb 14, 2017, at Polilklinik Perdana in Jalan Sungai Dua here and appeared calm when the charge was read to him.

The other doctor at the dock was Dr See Teik Guan, 49, who was charged for trying to deceive the Road Transport Department (RTD) by letting the RTD believe he had conducted a physical health examination on one Firadaues Azizan, deliberately trying to get the RTD to process the renewal of the vocational license which the RTD would not do if it was not deceived.

See allegedly committed the offence about 2.25pm on Feb 14, 2017, at Poliklinik See in Batu Ferringhi here and appeared calm when the charge was read to him.

The charges for the doctors come under cheating in the Penal Code and to be read together with Section 28 of the MACC Act 2009 and punishable with a maximum five year prison sentence or with fine or with both.

Meanwhile, insurance agent Lim Geok Huat, 54, was charged for using, as genuine, a vocational license application document certified by a doctor where at that time had reasons to believe the document was fake.

He was alleged to have committed the offence about noon at the Batu Uban RTD branch in Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah here.

Also in the dock was insurance agent Chan Ah Kow, 57, was charged for using, as genuine, a vocational license application document certified by a doctor where at that time had reasons to believe the document was fake.

He was alleged to have committed the offence about 11.45am at the Batu Uban RTD branch in Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah here.

Both of the offences for the insurance agents come under the Penal Code for using as genuine a forged document and punishable with a maximum two-year prison sentence or with fine or with both.

Kamal Fasha and See were represented by Jason Khor while Lim was defended by CP Ang and RSN Rayer appeared for Chan while DPP Ahmad Ghazali Muhamd Nadzri prosecuted.

Norsalha set bail at RM6,000 each for the four accused and fixed July 14 for mention for all four cases. – The Sun

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