Man claims trial to kidnapping Pastor Koh

27th Feb 2018

PETALING JAYA: A ride-sharing service driver today pleaded not guilty at the Magistrate’s Court here to a charge of kidnapping and confining Pastor Raymond Koh in February last year.

Lam Chang Nam, 32, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read before Magistrate Nurshahirah Abdul Salim.

Lam, together with seven other suspects still at large, were alleged to have kidnapped Koh, 64, or Keng Joo Koh, after confining him along Jalan SS4B/10A, Kelana Jaya at 10.45am on Feb 13 last year.

He was charged with committing the offence under Section 365 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail term of up to seven years and a fine, upon conviction.

Lam also claimed trial to a charge of extorting RM30,000 from Koh’s son, Jonathan Koh Szu Hao, 34, under the pretext of securing the pastor’s release at Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya on March 6 last year.

He was charged under Section 385 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum jail sentence of seven years or a fine or whipping or any of the two, upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Abu Arsalnaa Zainal Abidin prosecuted while the accused was represented by counsel Aaron Mark Pius.

The court allowed RM5,000 bail with one surety for the two charges and fixed March 30 for mention.


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