Perak Chinese Assembly Hall Secretary charged with assault

INTAN BAHA




IPOH: The Secretary of the Perak Chinese Assembly Hall was charged at the magistrate’s court here with two counts of causing hurt to and using criminal force on his former girlfriend.

Voon Chee Wai, 48, from Ipoh, however, pleaded ‘not guilty’ to both charges, after they were read by the court interpreter before magistrate Siti Hanum Mohamad Sah.

On the first count, Voon allegedly voluntarily caused hurt to Chang Yoke Yee, 42, in a room at about 2.45am at the Kinta Riverfront Hotel here on Dec 18, 2016.

If convicted, he faces up to one year’s jail, or a fine of up to RM2,000, or both, under Section 323 of the Penal Code.

On the second charge, Voon was accused of using criminal force on the same victim by pulling her hand and forcing her into a lift, frightening her. He allegedly committed the offence at the hotel’s basement parking area on Dec 18 last year, at around 3.40am.

The charge, under Penal Code 352, carries a maximum three months’ imprisonment and a fine of up to RM1,000, or both.

Siti Hanum granted RM 4,000 bail, with one surety, for both charges.

She also ordered the accused not to harass the victim.

The prosecution was led by deputy public prosecutor Sally Chai Mei Ling, while Ranjit Gill Singh represented the accused.

Siti Hanum set Apr 11 for mention.