Five accused gang members’ trial to be transferred to KL High Court


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 06 Jul 2017

Day in court: (From left) Toh and Lim leaving the Sessions Court in George Town after their cases were mentioned.

GEORGE TOWN: The prosecution is still awaiting the cases of a Datuk and four others, charged with being members of an organised criminal group Gang 24 Penang, to be transferred to the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

Both Sessions Courts in George Town fixed yesterday to mention the cases pending the prosecution’s application for the cases to be transferred.

Datuk Koh Thiam Hua, 38, Chan Yi Heng, 22, and Harry Tan Cheng Yu, 31, have been individually charged with committing the offence from Jan 1, 2015, to May 6 this year.

In another Sessions Court, Lim Boon Hooi, 40, and Toh Kae Luen, 26, were individually charged with being members of the same group during the same period.

All five face a jail sentence of between five and 20 years if convicted under Section 130V(1) of the Penal Code.

Sessions judge Irwan Suainbon yesterday ordered the cases to be mentioned at the Penang High Court and for the Penang High Court to fix the date for the cases to be transferred to the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

Sessions judge Norsalha Hamzah also did the same for the cases of Lim and Toh.

All five were arrested under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.

DPP Farah Aimy Zainul Anwar prosecuted.

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