Ride-sharing driver pleads not guilty to kidnapping Pastor Koh

27th Feb 2018

PETALING JAYA: A ride-sharing driver pleaded not guilty at the magistrate’s court here to kidnapping Pastor Raymond Koh in February last year.

Lam Chang Nam, 32, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read before Magistrate Nurshahirah Abdul Salim on Tuesday (Feb 27).

Lam, together with seven other suspects still at large, were alleged to have kidnapped Pastor Koh, 64, or his real name Keng Joo Koh, and wrongly confining the victim, at Jalan SS4B/10A, Kelana Jaya, here at 10.45am on Feb 13 last year.

He was charged with committing the offence under Section 365 of the Penal Code read together with Section 34 of the same law which carries a maximum jail term of up to seven years and a fine, upon conviction.

He was charged under Section 385 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum jail sentence of up to 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. – Bernama

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