Co-op chairman jailed for CBT amounting to RM300,000

JOHOR BARU: A co-operative chairman was sentenced by a Sessions Court here to eight years jail and two strokes of the rotan for two counts of criminal breach of trust in September this year amounting to RM300,000.

Alan Lim Boon Siong, 41, pleaded guilty to the charge that was read to him before Sessions judge Aizatul Akmal Maharani.

According to the charge sheet, the accused as the Koperasi Peladang Jaya Pekan Nanas chairman had abused his position and dishonestly misappropriated a fund that belonged to the cooperative to his personal account.

Under the first charge, the accused had transferred RM100,000 that belonged to the cooperative to his personal account at a bank in Pekan Nanas on Sept 1.

As for the second charge, he had allegedly transferred a sum of RM200,000 that also belonged to the cooperative into the same account at the same bank on Sept 7 this year.

In his plea, the accused who has held the position for five years, requested for lighter imprisonment as he was taking care of his wife and elderly parents.

Lim was not represented by a counsel.

Deputy public prosecutor Chai Ing Hien pressed for a heavier sentence.

The court sentenced him to four years of jail and one stroke of the rotan for each of the charges, with both sentences to run consecutively.

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