Malaysia

Selayang court interpreter charged with 43 counts of CBT

SHAH ALAM, July 17 — A Selayang Court interpreter was charged in the Sessions Court here today with 43 counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving jewellery worth RM30,000, which were exhibits in a cheating case.

Suhaimi Abdullah, 40, however, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial after the charges were read to him before Judge Aslam Zainuddin.

Suhaimi is alleged to have pawned the jewellery at four pawnshops in Gombak between January 28, 2010 and March 15, 2011.

He is also alleged to have pawned the jewellery on his own as well as through three other individuals — Sa’ari Muhamat, 41, Norfadillah Sheikh Abdul Wahab, 39, and Mohd Zafata Nasir, 29, — who are also Selayang Court staff.

Suhaimi was charged under Section 409 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum jail term of 20 years, fines and whipping if convicted.

Aslam allowed Suhaimi bail of RM8,000 in one surety and fixed September 3 for re-mention.

Deputy public prosecutor Faten Hadni Kamaruddin appeared for the prosecution, while Suhaimi was represented by lawyer Salim Bashir. — Bernama

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