KUALA LUMPUR: The mention for the case of a woman charged with unauthorised withdrawal of money from the bank account belonging to D’Herbs founder Datuk Aliff Syukri Kamarzaman was delayed for three hours due to flash floods today.
The proceeding, which was scheduled to begin at 9 am at the Magistrate’s Court in Ampang, was delayed because the woman, Hasliani Hashim, a former account manager at D’Herbs, was stranded in the flash flood in Puncak Alam, Selangor.
She finally arrived at the court with her husband at 11.45 am.
As soon as the proceeding began at 12.10 pm, Hasliani’s lawyer, MK Thas told the court that his client apologised for being late as her residential area was inundated by flash flood.
“She’s in the courtroom now. She apologises for being late, she has tried to be here as fast as she could,” he said.
On Oct 22, Hasliani pleaded not guilty to three counts of withdrawing money totalling RM4,500 from Aliff Syukri’s bank account on July 30.
She was charged under Section 4(1) of the Computer Crime Act 1997 which carries a maximum fine of RM150,000 or jail term up to 10 years, or both, upon conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor Goh Ai Rene informed the court that all the documents related to the case had been completed and submitted to the defence, but Thas requested more time to check and study the documents.
Magistrate Ayuni Izzaty Sulaiman set Dec 28 for remention.