A durian seller is accused of breaking into Genting Casino and stealing chips valued at RM4.6mn

KUALA LUMPUR – A durian seller was charged at the Magistrate’s Court of Raub in October for allegedly breaking into a Genting Highlands casino room and stealing 1,160 poker chips worth over RM4.6mil that belonged to Genting Highlands Berhad.

After the charge had been read in front of Magistrate Siti Ahmad, Lee Kian Keong pleaded guilty.

According to the chargesheet, the accused along with three other people who had been previously charged, allegedly stole 1,160 chips valued at RM4,607 800 from the Twilight 3, Sky Casino Genting Highlands room, on October 28, 2023, around 7.12am.

The charge was filed under Section 457 and Section 34 of Penal Code. This combination carries maximum five-year imprisonment and a fine. The maximum sentence for theft can reach 14 years. For a second or later offence, the punishment can include a fine or caning.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhammad Zamharir Muhammad Zuhid offered a bail amount of RM15,000 and one surety to the accused.

Dinesh Muthal’s lawyer, Dinesh Muthal representing the accused, asked for a lower bond, citing that his client was a seasonal fruit trader (durian), and had to support his mother, who is 70 years old.

The court set the 26th of July as the date for hearing.

Three men had also pleaded guilty to the same charges in November of last year at the Bentong Magistrate’s Court.

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