Seven Charged with Confining Businessman in Cage

22 August 2007
Bukit Mertajam

Seven men were charged yesterday in court for wrongfully confining a 50-year-old man in a cage for two hours last week. If convicted, they face one year of jail time or a maximum fine of RM2,000.

The seven charged were: Ng Booi Muah, aged 42, Huan Hann Shii, aged 38, Lai Boon Teong, aged 34, Tan Chee Chong, aged 30, Khoor Soon Kiang, aged 28, Khaw Chee Beng and Low Yee Piau, both aged 27. Businessman Tan Teik Siang was allegedly locked in a cage at No 25, Lorong Tembikai Satu, Taman Jambu Mawar at 4:15pm on 13 August 2007. All seven claimed trial.

The magistrate set RM2,000 bail for each of the accused and fixed 11 February 2008 for trial.

Ng was also charged for illegally possessing six parangs, a cleaver, three swords, a Samurai sword and six knives in the same premises found during a police raid on 15 August 2007. For this, the magistrate set bail at RM3,000 and fixed 27 March 2008 for trial.

All seven accused posted bail.

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