Former manager charged for the third time

PENANG: A former finance manager with the Penang Adventist Hospital was charged in court for the third time for allegedly mis-appropriating RM2.02mil. 

Tan Tiang Guan, 38, was first charged in the Sessions court on July 2, 2004 with committing criminal breach of trust (CBT) while in his capacity as finance manager of Adventist Hospital and Clinic Services (M) Bhd. 

He claimed trial to misappropriating be-tween RM30,000 and RM70,000, on 40 diffe-rent occasions at the hospital’s accounts office in Jalan Burma between May 11, 2001 and April 16, 2004. 

Tan, who was entrusted with the money, was charged with using the money for his personal use. 

Tan was given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) on Oct 31, last year and was charged again on the same day for the same offences. 

On April 25 this year, Tan was given a second DNAA after the deputy public prosecutor told the court that he had just taken over the case and was not ready to proceed. 

Yesterday, he was charged again for the third time and Sessions judge Hadhariah Syed Ismail fixed the case to be heard on April 7 and 8, next year. 

She allowed Tan bail of RM200,000 in one surety pending trial.  

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