Four Doctors Charged With Falsifying RTD Documents

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IPOH – Four doctors were charged in the Sessions Court here today for falsifying information on the Road Transport Department’s (RTD) L8 vocational license application forms three years ago.

Ahmad Razi Othman, 58, Phuah Chye Thuang, 62, R. Pathmanathan, 55, and Hon Fong Hon Pin@Poon Hon Pin, 68, were charged with committing the offence at separate premises on March 7, 2013.

All the accused were charged with declaring that they had examined individuals who wanted to renew their Class D driver’s license for driving public service vehicles, when in fact, no medical check-ups were done.

According to the charge sheet, Ahmad Razi had allegedly falsified information on the application form for Zulkifli Che Yusof, 40, at Poliklinik Razi 27 in Taman Sri Damai, Tapah.

Meanwhile, Phua was accused of committing the same offence in support of the application for Mohd Firdaues Azizan, 33, at Klinik Phuah, Jalan Takong Datoh in Gerik.

Pathmanathan was charged with falsifying the information on the application form of Mohd Saiful Baqhtiar Mohd Rohaizat, 37, at Kumpulan Poliklinik Manjung Sdn Bhd, Taman Samudera, Bandar Seri Manjung, while Fong was alleged to have falsified the form of S. Suppiah Thevar, 36, at Klinik Simee, Kampung Simee, here.

All the accused pleaded not guilty when the charge was read out before Judge S.Indra Nehru.

The judge allowed Ahmad Razi, Pathmanathan and Fong bail of RM5,000 in one surety and ordered them to report to the office of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Ipoh every month, while Phua’s bail was set at RM10,000.

Feb 5 was set for remention of the case.

The offence under Section 465 of the Penal Code carries a jail sentence of up to two years or a fine, or both, if convicted. – BERNAMA