JOHOR BAHRU, Feb 12 (Bernama) -- A pisang goreng (banana fritters) trader and a housewife pleaded not guilty at the Magistrate’s Court here today, to eight counts of cheating eight individuals involving a total sum of RM110,430 for deals involving Johor Affordable Homes (RMMJ), three years ago.
Noryazid Soid, 45, and Nathysanur Ali, 30, made the plea after all the charges were read out before Magistrate Siti Hajar Ali.
Both were charged with deceiving eight individuals, aged between 27 and 54 years, into believing that they would get the RMMJ government vertical quota (KMK) offered.
The act prompted the eight individuals to hand over the RM110,430, in stages, either in cash or deposit into a bank account. The eight would not have handed over their money if not so deceived.
Both, Noryazid and Nathysanur, were charged with committing the offence at Jalan Selayang 18, Taman Pasir Putih, here, in early 2016.
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They were charged under Section 420, read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum jail term of 10 years, whipping and may be liable to a fine, upon conviction.
Meanwhile, Noryazid pleaded not guilty in the same court against three more charges of deceiving Nathysanur and two other individuals involving a total sum of RM32,390 for the same purpose.
He was charged with committing the offence at the same address and a fast food restaurant in Bandar Seri Alam, here, between 2013 and last year and was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code.
In the same court, another man and woman, Saharuddin Mohamed Shah and Norfariza Besar, both 38-year-old, also pleaded not guilty to two counts of abetting Noryazid to deceive Nathysanur and another individual for the same purpose until the victim handed over RM32,500 as a deposit payment for the home offered.
They allegedly committed the offence between 2013 and 2016 at the same location and were charged under Section 109, read together with Section 420 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum jail sentence of 10 years, whipping and fine, upon conviction.
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The prosecution was handled by deputy public prosecutor Farah Nabihah Muhamad Dan while counsel Farhan Maarof represented Nathysanur and Hussin Othman represented Noryazid.
The court then allowed Nathysanur bail of RM19,000, and Noryazid RM25,000 each with one surety for all the charges.
Saharuddin and Norfariza, who were unrepresented, were allowed bail of RM5,000 each with one surety for both charges and the court set March 4 for re-mention of all the cases concerned and submission of documents.
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