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Telco Owner Pleads Guilty In GST Case

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IPOH – A telecommunications company owner pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here today to eight counts of failing to submit Goods and Services Tax (GST) statements to the Royal Customs Department.

Wong Kean Yik, 35, who is also Sun Yi Telecommunication Trading director, made the plea after the charges were read out to him before judge Murtazadi Amran.

He had failed to submit statements for the taxable period between May and December 2015 as stipulated under Section 41 (1) of the GST Act 2014.

The offences were committed at Royal Customs Department Station, GST Division, Wisma Kastam, No 1 Jalan Tun Abdul Razak here.

The charges were framed under Section 41 (6) of the GST Act 2014, which provides for a maximum fine of RM50,000 or three years imprisonment, or both, upon conviction.

In mitigation, Wong asked the court to postpone sentencing and let him prepare enough cash to settle the fine.

Murtazadi allowed the application and fixed Oct 19 for sentencing.

Deputy public prosecutor S. Morgan appeared for the prosecution while Wong was unrepresented. – BERNAMA


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