KUALA LUMPUR: A Bangladeshi clothing store assistant pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here to a charge of possessing 21,934 shirts, worth half a million ringgit, that were fakes of famous brands.
Mohammad Jony Bhuiyan, 24, was charged with having shirts that were falsely branded as Puma (4,625), Levi’s (2,850), Adidas (7,040) and Gucci (809).
Others include Nike (2,780), Tommy Hilfiger (2,670) and Reebok (1,160).
He is accused of committing the offence at the RJ One Creative International Sdn Bhd, No. 16-1, Lorong Meranti off Jalan Kenanga here at 6.30pm on April 8, 2019.
The charge was under Section 8(2) (c) of the Trade Descriptions Act 2011 and punishable under Section 8(2) (B) of the same Act, which carries a maximum fine of RM10,000 for each fake item using false trade description, or imprisonment of up to three years or both, upon conviction.
In the same proceeding, a company and its director both pleaded not guilty to a charge of having shirts, pants and hats that were falsely branded for the purpose of supply, using a false trade description.
The company, Mister Topmen Fashion Sdn Bhd, and its director Woo Ching Shun, 36, were alleged to have in their possession 5,486 fake goods.
The company and Woo, who is also the owner of the company, are accused of committing the offence at Mister Topmen Fashion Sdn Bhd, No. 16, Lorong Meranti off Jalan Kenanga here at the same time and date.
Deputy public prosecutor from the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry Mustaza Nabila Muslimin prosecuted, while lawyer S.S. Ruban represented Mohamad Jony. Woo was unrepresented.
The court fixed May 15 for mention of the three cases. — Bernama