IPOH: Four doctors were charged separately at a Sessions Court here on Tuesday with falsifying documents, which certified that their patients were fit to renew their public vehicle driving licences three years ago.
Dr Ahmad Razi Othman, 58, Dr R. Pathmanathan, 55, Dr Fong Hon Pin @ Poon Hon Pin, 68, and Dr Phuah Chye Thuang, 62, all from different clinics in Perak, claimed trial to the charges.
They were charged under Section 465 of the Penal Code for forgery which carries a jail term of up to two years, a fine, or both, if found guilty.
They allegedly falsified the Vocational Licence Application Form on March 7, 2013, at their clinics.
According to the charge sheet, the four had certified that they had examined their patients and passed them fit to drive public vehicles.
However, it is alleged that no examination was carried out on the patients to support the documents, which were required for the renewal of Class D licence under the Road Transport Department.
Dr Ahmad Razi allegedly committed the offence at Poliklinik Razi in Tapah for one Zulkifli Che Yusof, Dr Pathmanathan at Kumpulan Poliklinik Manjung Sdn Bhd in Bandar Seri Manjung for one Mohd Saiful Baqhtiar Mohd Rohaizat, Dr Fong at Klinik Simee in Kampung Simee, Ipoh for one S. Suppiah Thevar, and Dr Phuah at Klinik Phuah in Grik for one Mohd Firdaues Azizan.
Counsel Ahmad Shamil Azad Abdul Hamid represented Dr Ahmad Razi, Dr Pathmanathan was represented by counsel Manjeet Kaur, Dr Fong by Meor Shaazizi Meor Shaari, and Dr Phuah was represented by counsel N. Sakthivel.
Sessions judge S. Indra Nehru fixed Feb 5 for mention.
She set bail of RM5,000 each with one surety for Dr Ahmad Razi, Dr Pathmanathan and Dr Fong who are to report monthly to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission.
Dr Phuah's bail was fixed at RM10,000 with one surety on his agreement because he would be unable to report to MACC monthly due to work commitments.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Wahida Jalaluddin prosecuted. - Bernama
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