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Tan Sri facing CBT charge no show in court

PETALING JAYA, 17 March 2009: A prominent businessman who is a Tan Sri failed to turn to up at the Sessions Court here today for the second time to face a criminal breach of trust (CBT) charge.

His counsel, Datuk K Kumaraendran, said his client was admitted to a medical centre late yesterday morning after complaining of chest pain.

The businessperson, in his late 60s, also failed to turn up at the court on 26 Dec last year after as he was warded at a private hospital.

The man, who is believed to be chairperson of a public listed company, was to have been produced at the court here to face a CBT charge involving shares entrusted to him, believed to worth several millions.

Deputy public prosecutor S Devanandan told reporters that the prosecution could not register the case to due to the “Tan Sri’s” absence.

It is learnt that the investigating officer had contacted the man’s counsel to ensure his presence in court despite having a warrant of arrest against him.

Devanandan said the counsel had given an assurance to inform the prosecution once the businessperson was discharged. — Bernama


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