Contractor fined RM1,000 after failing to explain RM114,000 in bank account

KUALA LUMPUR – A house renovation contractor was fined RM1,000 and sentenced to three months in jail for failing to account for funds totaling RM114,000 that were found in his account.

The decision was made by Judge Azrul Darus on Monday, June 10, after Muhammad Sadiq Na’man (37), pleaded guilty for the alternative charge that he had money suspected to be stolen or fraudulently gotten from an individual, and failed to explain how it came to be obtained.

A man was charged for committing an offence in a house at Taman Koperasi Polis Batu Caves from April 23 to 26, under Section 29(1) of the Petty Offences Act. The maximum sentence is one year imprisonment, or a fine up to RM1,000.

Muhammad Sadiq pleaded guilty to the charge of transferring the money into his account or hiding it, and to a second charge similar to that involving RM200,000 from another man.

The offence was committed at Taman desa Segambut in Sentul at 3.31pm, on the 21st of March, under Section 424, which is punishable by a maximum of five years imprisonment or a fine, or both, upon conviction.

The court granted Muhammad Sadiq RM3,000 bail with one surety. It set the date for a re-mention on July 10.

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