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Denying charges: Voon being led out after he was charged at two magistrates’ courts in Ipoh.
IPOH: A 30-year-old woodcutter was charged in two separate magistrate’s courts here with breaking into a house, stealing a Bentley worth RM800,000 and attempting to murder the house owner.
Voon Kok Chuan is also facing an alternative charge of possessing the stolen car.
He claimed trial to the charges, and magistrate Nur Melati Diana Abdul Wahab set bail at RM8,000 with one surety. She fixed Oct 23 for mention.
For the last charge of attempted murder, magistrate Suhaima Mohd Nor set bail at another RM8,000 with one surety and fixed Oct 31 for mention.
On Sept 6, at about 4am, Voon allegedly broke into Foo Kok Leang’s house in Jalan Watson here and stole the 63-year-old’s Grey Bentley, a set of house keys and the keys to a Honda.
He was charged under Section 457 of the Penal Code for house break-in and theft and, if found guilty, faces a maximum jail sentence of 14 years and fine.
For the second charge, under Section 379A (1) of the Penal Code for vehicle theft, Voon faces a jail term of not less than one year and not more than seven years, and a fine.
In the alternative charge, he was accused of keeping the stolen Bentley at a car workshop in Menglembu on Sept 6.
The offence, under Section 411 of the Penal Code, carries a jail term of up to five years and a fine.
For the fourth charge of driving the Bentley in a dangerous manner with the intention of causing death to Foo, he faces 10 years’ jail and a fine.
Chambering student Hafiz Jalaludin from Ranjit Singh Sandhu & Co represented Voon, while Deputy Public Prosecutor S. Kavitha and Muhammad Fauzi Yusof prosecuted.
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