KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) -- An accountant was jailed three years and
ordered to be given two strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today for
committing criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM250,000, 10 years ago.
Judge Datuk Rozana Ali Yusoff meted out the sentence to P.Subramaniam, 51,
after ruling that the defence had failed to dent the prosecution''s case against
The court also rejected counsel M. Haresh''s application to stay the
Subramaniam was charged with CBT on Oct 14, 2009 for failing to remit
RM250,000 to the Inland Revenue Board in the form of cheques entrusted to him by
Syarikat Cashflow Horizon Sdn Bhd for payment of income tax.
He committed the offence at the company''s premises at Wisma Pantai, No 5
Jalan 4/83A, here between Aug 30 and Dec 13, 2002.
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The charge under Section 409 of the Penal Code carries a minimum two years''
to a maximum 20 years'' jail with whipping, and liable to be fined, upon
Deputy Public Prosecutor Amira Sariaty Zainal requested the court to
impose a deterrent sentence as not only had the victim in the case incurred a
substantial loss, but also to serve as a lesson to others against committing
Eight prosecution witnesses and two defence witnesses testified in the trial
which began on July 15, 2011.
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