Two brothers, who allegedly furnished false invoices totalling nearly RM8mil to secure a loan from a bank, were charged in the Sessions Court.
The duo â€“ Lim Ann Liang, 47, and his elder brother Lim Ann Kok, 60, â€“ claimed trial to 11 counts of furnishing false details in the invoices purportedly for the purchase of RM7,952,500 worth of electronic items.
They were jointly accused of providing the J & M Power Resources Sdn Bhd’s invoices to seven bank executives for the purpose of obtaining a Bankers Acceptance facility when in actual fact, the supply of the items did not take place.
The offences were allegedly committed at Maybank Pudu Trade Finance Centre here between the end of December 2008 and October 2011.
Ann Liang, who is the finance officer, and Ann Kok who is the company’s director, were charged under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.
MACC deputy public prosecutor Wan Ahmad Nidzam Wan Omar offered bail at RM200,000 in one surety for each accused with an additional condition that they needed to surrender their passports to the court.
Defence counsel Ashok Kandiah, instead, asked for bail to be set at RM100,000 for each of his clients and that their passports would not be surrendered to the court as both of them needed to travel on business trips frequently.
Sessions Court judge Rosbiahanin Arifin later allowed bail at RM150,000 in one surety each and instructed their passports to be surrendered to the court with the liberty to apply for the release of the travel documents when required.
The court fixed Jan 9 for mention.MYNEWSHUB