SEREMBAN: Less than 24 hours after a Malaysian was charged with allegedly cheating a company of more than RM12.17mil over a non-existent housing project more than two years ago, a 44-year-old Chinese national was produced at the Sessions Court here for the same offence.
Former Ruas Rimbun Sdn Bhd director Chen Cao claimed trial to committing the offence before judge Diana Mohd Razali here.
The accused had allegedly cheated Zhu Xuefeng, a representative of Huaren Construction Group into believing that a 1Malaysia project would be developed in Taboh Naning in Melaka.
The company then transferred the amount into an account belonging to Ruas Rimbun Sdn Bhd.
Chen allegedly committed the offence with another suspect between Oct 10,2016 and May 15,2017.
The accused was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 34 of the same Act.
The offence carries a jail term of between one and 10 years, whipping and a fine, upon conviction.
On Monday, Zakaria M. Abdul Razak, 51, had also claimed trial to the same offence before Diana.
The court then fixed Jan 7 next year for re-mention.
She also allowed Chen to be freed on a RM200,000 bail and ordered him to surrender his passport to the court.
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