Radiologist charged with accepting money from firm


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 31 May 2007

PETALING JAYA: A radiologist here faces six charges of accepting more than RM44,800 from a supplier in relation to the purchase of medical equipment for the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. 

Dr M. Jeyaledchumy, 43, was said to have received between RM1,143 and RM27,162 on each occasion, without consideration, from medical equipment supplier Khor Wah Aun, who had official dealings with her.  

She allegedly received a total of RM44,817 in the form of four cheques and two telegraphic transfers. 

Khor, 48, who owns Pakar Tangkas Sdn Bhd, had allegedly used three bumiputra companies for the supply of the equipment. He lodged a police report against the specialist on July 25 last year. 

The accused, who is attached to the hospital’s Imaging and Diagnostics Department, was alleged to have committed the offences at the Malayan Banking Bhd branch in Jalan SS2/63 here between April 19, 2005 and March 16 last year.  

She had been appointed by KLH to be on its medical committee to buy medical equipment from Khor's firm for the hospital. 

Dr Jeyaledchumy got a Masters in Radiology from Universiti Malaya in 1999 and completed her sub-specialisation in interventional radiology in 2004.  

She later obtained a Masters degree in Neurovascular disease in Paris. 

The specialist, who had served in five other hospitals before she was transferred to the KLH in 2004, claimed trial to all charges Thursday. 

If convicted, she can be sentenced up to two years’ jail or fined or both under Section 165 of the Penal Code. 

DPP Kevin Morais asked the court to set her bail at RM12,000 in one surety. 

Pleading for a lower bail, lawyer V.Rajadevan asked the court to consider that his client was a government servant.  

Rajadevan said the doctor was bonded with the Government until 2013 and there was no possibility of her absconding. 

He said his client had to support her aged parents and requested the court to set her bail at RM1,500 for each charge. 

Judge Nurmala Salim granted the prosecutor’s request on the bail amount and set three days from Sept 24 for her trial. 

After the court proceedings, Dr Jeyaledchumy sat with her family members at the first row of the public gallery. Shortly later, she posted bail.

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