KUANTAN: A group managing director of a well-known chain of Chinese restaurants has been fined for not reporting sums of money he accepted as gifts from contractors.
Singapore national Cheung Wing Shing, 60, was fined a total of RM145,000 after he pleaded guilty to two alternative charges in the Sessions Court here Monday (Oct 18).
According to the facts of the case, Cheung served under contract from 2011 to 2017 as managing director of Glamour Mission Sdn Bhd.
Among his duties were to appoint contractors and approve payments for the renovation of Grand Imperial Restaurant outlets operated by Glamour Mission.
On July 23, 2019, Cheung asked for RM26,850 from Ultimate Circle Sdn Bhd managing director Kok Yeng Teck and the transaction was carried out online into a bank account owned by Double Win International.
On Jan 14 this year, Cheung received RM7,000 from VK Engineering Enterprise managing director Ng Seak Chan, which was deposited into an account owned by Double Win Entertainment.
The payments were made following the appointment of both companies by Cheung as the contractors for the renovation of Grand Imperial Restaurant.
Cheung had failed to report the monetary gifts to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) or the police.
MACC Deputy Public Prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin asked for a maximum fine of RM100,000 for the charge with the RM26,850 amount.
In mitigation, Cheung's lawyer Datuk Joshua Kevin said his client had surrendered and cooperated fully with MACC.
Sessions Court judge Datuk Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain fined Cheung RM85,000 in default 10 months' jail for the first alternative charge and RM60,000 in default six months jail for the second.
Cheung was also represented by Jeff Ng and Ian Hannibal Liang.