|www.corpun.com : Archive : 1999 : MY Judicial Aug 1999|
Judicial CP - August 1999
The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 11 August 1999
Polio patient jailed 17 years for cheating
By K. Kasturi Dewi
PENANG: A polio patient was jailed a total of 17 years by a Sessions Court yesterday on four counts of cheating a retired teacher of RM128,500.
Ho Meng Keat was also ordered to be whipped six times when he pleaded guilty shortly after the case came up for mention.
The 40-year-old former college director admitted to cheating Ooi Kheng Chuan at the Public Bank's Pulau Tikus branch in Jalan Cantonment between June and Oct 29, 1996 by dishonestly inducing Ooi into giving him RM37,500.
The money was for Ho to obtain pink forms for 25,000 share units of Suria Capital Holdings Bhd which was to be listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) on Nov 26 that year.
He also admitted to inducing Ooi into delivering RM13,000 to him at Citibank in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah between June and Aug 1, 1996 to obtain pink forms for 5,000 units of Tekala Corporation Bhd.
Ooi also delivered RM30,000 to Ho at the Grandwave Credit & Leasing (Cheras) Sdn Bhd, New Bob Centre, Jalan Gottlieb between June and Aug 2, 1996 for the latter to obtain pink forms for 12,000 units of Eden Enterprises (M) Bhd shares.
Ho admitted to inducing Ooi into delivering RM48,000 for 6,000 units of Amway (M) Holdings Bhd shares at Citibank between June and July 27, 1996.
DPP Salehuddin Saidin said Ho had met Ooi and influenced the latter to invest in a Special Investment Programme by buying pink forms for shares yet to be listed on the KLSE.
In his written mitigation, Ho said he was presently serving a six-year jail sentence at the Sungai Buloh Prison for a similar cheating charge.
Salehuddin pressed for a deterrent sentence in the interest of the public and the parties involved.
Judge Rosilah Yop ordered Ho to serve five years and be caned twice for the first offence, three years and one stroke of the rotan for the second offence, four years and one stroke of the rotan for the third charge and five years and two strokes of the rotan for the fourth charge.
She ordered Ho's sentence to be served concurrently and at the Sungai Buloh Prison.
Copyright © 1999. Star Publications (Malaysia) Bhd. (Co No. 10894-D) All rights reserved.
New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, 16 August 1999
Man who videotaped his sex acts on underage girls gets 33 yearsBy Sharanjit Singh
ALOR STAR, Sun. - A restaurant operator was sentenced today to 33 years' jail for raping two underage girls, thanks to his wife who lodged a police report after her shocking find of a videotape of the acts.
The wife of Ng Liang Neng, 35, who had videotaped himself raping the two girls and forcing one of them to perform oral sex on him, turned the tape over to police when she found it in March, leading to his arrest.
However, a repentant Ng (left), who pleaded guilty, thanked his wife in a letter read out in court today.
Ng, of 29 Taman Indah, Kuah, Langkawi, also told the court how he was sexually abused when small and traumatised by the incident.
Sessions Court judge Siti Khadijah Sheikh Hassan also ordered Ng to be given 23 strokes of the rotan, one short of the maximum allowable under the Penal Code.
Earlier, after pleading guilty, Ng made shocking revelations about what had allegedly happened to him when he was young.
He produced two hand-written letters in Chinese detailing how he had been sexually abused by a "Pak Haji".
Without giving any names, Ng claimed the Pak Haji sodomised him when he was 12 years old.
Ng claimed he was also forced to have sex and oral sex with the Pak Haji's wife until he was 15.
Ng claimed he also witnessed the Pak Haji raping his (Pak Haji's) granddaughter during that time.
"I cannot forget all these things which have happened to me. I felt like dying, I was scared and just didn't know what to do," he wrote in the letters which were read by the court interpreter before sentence was passed.
In the letter, Ng also thanked his wife for reporting the rape of the two girls and the Deputy Public Prosecutor for urging the court to impose a deterrent sentence.
Ng was charged with committing carnal intercourse with a 12-year-old in September last year in his house.
The offence under Section 377A of the Penal Code carries a maximum 20 years jail and rotan.
On the second charge, he was accused of raping the same victim at the same place and time.
On the third charge, Ng was accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in his house about 4pm on Feb 17.
Siti Khadijah ordered Ng to be jailed for three years and given three strokes of the rotan for the first offence, 15 years' jail and 10 strokes of the rotan for the second offence and another 15 years and 10 strokes for the third offence. She ordered the sentences to run consecutively.
Earlier, in presenting the facts of the case, Deputy Public Prosecutor Azmi Ariffin said Ng forced the first victim to perform oral sex on him after raping her.
Azmi said Ng also tried to strangle the second victim before raping her.
The accused warned the second victim he would kill her and her mother if she told anyone about the incident.
Azmi said Ng videotaped all the acts which he performed on the victims and police only came to know about the incidents after Ng's wife found the tape in March this year.
"After playing the videotape, Ng's wife was shocked to see her husband performing all the lewd things on the victims. She immediately took the tape to the police and lodged a report," he said.
© Copyright 1999, The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad. All Rights Reserved.
The Sun, Kuala Lumpur, 18 August 1999
Jail and rotan for Indon worker who raped underage girl
IPOH, Tues: An Indonesian construction worker was jailed eight years and ordered to be whipped five times for raping an underaged girl beside a padi irrigation canal in Bota.
Yesterday, Jahidin Solihin, 31, pleaded guilty to committing the offence on the afternoon of Jan. 8.
The girl, then a month short of 12 years of age, was playing near her neighbour's house when Jahidin invited her to go fishing.
"The girl refused but gave in when Jahidin threatened her," DPP Isa Hashim said.
She was taken to a padi field and raped. She later told her sister about the incident.
THE ARCHIVE index
About this website
www.corpun.com Main menu page
Copyright © C. Farrell 1999
Page created October 1999