CEO charged with bribing telco worker RM85,000 to obtain customer info

KUALA LUMPUR: A chief executive officer of a communication content service company was charged in the Sessions Court here with 26 counts of giving bribes amounting to RM85,000 to a telecommunications company employee eight years ago.

Lim Eng Hoong, 46, pleaded not guilty to all charges which were read out to him before Judge Rozina Ayob on Wednesday (Jan 26).

Lim was charged with giving bribes totalling RM85,000, through a bank account belonging to a woman, to the employee of the telecommunications company as a reward for providing information on complaints by the telecommunications company's customers.

The offence was allegedly committed at HSBC Amanah Wangsa Maju Branch here between Dec 3, 2014 and Sept 1, 2016.

The charges were framed under Section 16(b)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009, which provides an imprisonment for up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the value of the bribe or RM10,000, whichever is higher, if found guilty.

Rozina allowed Lim bail of RM30,000 with one surety for all charges and also ordered him to report himself at the nearest MACC office and to not intimidate witnesses in the case.

The court set Feb 23 for mention.

Deputy Public Prosecutor from MACC Mohd Asri Abdul Rahman Sidik prosecuted, while lawyer Emily Shir Lay represented Lim. – Bernama

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