Datuk Seri charged with cheating Datuk of RM250,000

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A businessman with a ‘Datuk Seri’ title was charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court with deceiving a Datuk out of RM250,000 four years ago.

Datuk Seri Syed Ahamed Malik Syed Hamid, 68, however, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him before judge Datin Sabariah Othman today.

According to the charge sheet, the accused had deceived Datuk Md Jailam Jeganathan Abdullah, 65, a company director, to secure a non-existent road surfacing project.

Syed Ahamed’s action had prompted Md Jailam to hand over RM250,000 near the National Mosque’s parking lot here on March 2017.

The offence falls under Section 420 of the Penal Code and provides imprisonment for up to 10 years and whipping, and a fine upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Afiq Nazrin Zaharinan asked the court to impose RM10,000 bail with one surety against the accused.

The accused was represented by lawyer Amir Farid Mohd Nawawi.

The court set RM10,000 bail with one surety and fixed April 9 for mention. – NST