China man denies possessing fake notes


KOTA KINABALU: A man from China claimed trial at a Magistrate’s Court here yesterday to possessing 40 counterfeit RM1,000 notes.

Kwok Siu Kwan, 35, who was brought before magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie, was charged under Section 489 (C) of the Penal Code which provides for a jail term of up to 10 years upon conviction.

He was arrested for allegedly possessing the fake bank notes and intending to use them as genuine at the regional office of Bank Negara Malaysia here at 3.20pm on November 12.

The court fixed December 8 this year for case management and released Kwok on RM6,000 bail with two local sureties, pending disposal of the case.

Counsels YS Lo and Timothy Daut represented Kwok.

In an unrelated case, the same court set November 18 this year for re-mentioning the case of a teenager who was charged with possessing a motorcycle believed to be stolen.

The 16-year-old juvenile allegedy possessed the motorcycle in front of a building in Sembulan here which is an offence under Section 22A (1) of the Minor Offences Ordinance.

In applying for bail, counsel Aida Jaafar Mad Ariff, who represented the teenager, prayed for a low bail as her client is still young.

The court released the teenager on RM500 bail with his parents as sureties.

Prosecuting officer Inspector Lim Swee Beng prosecuted both the cases.