KLANG: A businessman and his personal assistant were charged at the Magistrate's Court here with allegedly beating up two men.
The two victims were the 43-year-old businessman's bodyguards.
Both the accused claimed trial to the charges levelled against them on Thursday (April 22).
They were accused of committing the offences between 10.30pm and 11.30pm on April 13 outside a house in Bandar Bukit Tinggi here.
The businessman, Chung Chee Yang, was slapped with five charges and was charged under Section 298 of the Penal Code for intentionally wounding the religious feelings of a person.
He faced a second charge, punishable under Section 323 of the same legislation, for causing injury.
Under the first charge, Chung had allegedly uttered to his bodyguards Mohd Azminizam Zulkepli, 44, and Ahmad Shamsuri Zailani, 27, words that were offensive to their religious beliefs.
If found guilty, Chung can be jailed for up to a year, or fined, or both.
For the second charge, Chung is accused of causing injury to Mohd Azminizam.
If found guilty for the second offence, Chung faces a jail term of up to one year, a fine of up to RM2,000 or both.
He was also charged under Section 506 for criminal intimidation and twice under Section 109 for abetting his personal assistant Choo Hin Voon in causing injury to Mohd Azminizam and Ahmad Shamsuri.
Under Section 506, Chung is accused of threatening to cause injury to Mohd Azminizam with a gun.
If found guilty, he is liable to a jail term of up to seven years, a fine, or both.
For the two charges under Section 109, Chung is accused of abetting with Choo and instructing him to cause injury to Mohd Azminizam and Ahmad Shamsuri with a cane.
He faces up to ten years' imprisonment, a fine, or caning, or either two of the penalties under Section 324 of the Penal code if found guilty for the charges under Section 109.
Choo, 43, meanwhile, was charged under Section 324 of the Penal Code for causing injury to Mohd Azminizam with a cane.
He faced a second charge under the same Section for using a cane to injure Ahmad Shamsuri.
He faces up to ten years imprisonment, a fine, or caning, or either two of the penalties for each of the charges if found guilty.
The charges were read before Magistrate P. Sarulatha, who set bail at RM50,000 for Chung and RM20,000 for Choo as well as fixed June 23 for next mention.
DPPs Ashyraf Ashy'ari Kamaruzaman and Mohd Fakhrurrazi Ahmad prosecuted while Abdul Hakeem Aiman appeared for Chung and Loi Yap Loong represented Choo.