All out of love for his wife

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  • Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011

GEORGE TOWN: A businessman wants a criminal breach of trust (CBT) charge involving RM315,000 against his Indonesian wife dropped.

Indonesian businesswoman Devi Mulya Tristiati’s counsel R.S.N. Rayer told the court that Ibrahim Hashim, 74, had written a letter of appeal to the head of the prosecution unit of the Attorney-General’s Chambers here to drop the charge against Devi Mulya, 38.

In the letter, of which a copy was submitted to the court through Rayer, Ibrahim said he wanted to withdraw the police report he had lodged against Devi Mulya on Jan 15 because he wanted to save their marriage.

In a sworn statement which was also tendered in court yesterday, Ibrahim, who is a director of waste management company Ibrahim Hashim Sdn Bhd, said that he lodged the report after being instigated by a third party who intended to destroy his business and marriage.

He also said he had lodged another police report of his intention to withdraw the earlier report on Jan 15.

“I want to withdraw the report out of my love for my wife,” he said in the statement.

Magistrate Siti Salwa Ja’afar, who presided over the case as Sessions judge Sitarun Nisa Abdul Aziz was on medical leave, fixed the case to be mentioned tomorrow.

Devi Mulya had claimed trial to committing CBT at the office of Ibrahim Hashim Sdn Bhd on Jalan Mayang Pasir, Taman Sri Tunas in Bayan Baru, between March 2009 and November last year.

She had allegedly directed the issuance of 21 company cheques in her own name, amounting to RM15,000 each, which had been pre-signed by Ibrahim, while working at the company as a director.

She was charged with committing the offence punishable under Section 409 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 20 years and a possible fine if found guilty.

Deputy public prosecutor Nazlyza Mohamad Nazri appeared for the prosecution.

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