LABUAN – A prominent Labuan businessman was charged at the magistrate’s court here today with molesting a female staff aged 23.
Datuk Seri Peter Kong pleaded not guilty to committing the offence at the restaurant of a hotel here, around 10 pm on Dec 23, 2017.
The charge under Section 354 of the Penal Code carries maximum 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine and whipping upon conviction.
Prosecuting officer ASP Hasnan Abidin proposed a bail of RM5,000 with two sureties but magistrate Leona Dominic Mojiliu set it at RM1,500 with one local surety, and fixed March 19 for the next mention.
Sabah-based lawyer Datuk Maijol Mahap represented the accused. – BERNAMA