Ex-CEO fined RM30,000, jailed a day for cheating

BUTTERWORTH: A former chief executive officer of an information technology company was fined RM30,000 and sentenced to one day in jail by the Sessions Court here Thursday (Nov 30) after pleading guilty to three charges of cheating related to safety equipment supply works in 2016, involving payments totaling RM115,000.

Judge Zulhazmi Abdullah also ordered the accused, Aziedy Abd Talib, 42, to serve a five-month prison term if he failed to pay the fine.

According to the first and second charges, the accused was alleged to have deceived employees of Mutiara.Com Sdn Bhd to induce payments of RM50,000 and RM25,000 for the supply of closed-circuit television (CCTV) recording equipment and intercom installation for the Seri Bayu apartment project in the southwest district.

For the third charge, Aziedy was accused of deceiving the same employees to induce a payment of RM40,000 for the "Kaspersky Antivirus License Renewal Consultation Service," which the accused knew to be false.

All these offences were committed between March and October 2016. The accused was charged under Section 417 of the Penal Code for all the offences, which provides for a maximum penalty of five years' imprisonment or a fine or both.

The prosecution was handled by Deputy Public Prosecutors Noor Azura Zulkiflee and Afiqa Liyana Rozman while the accused was represented by lawyer Ang Chun Pun. - Bernama

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