Lawyer and businessman released and found not guilty in immigration case

shiv: The Sessions Court here on Monday (April 22) released and acquitted (DNA) a lawyer and a businessman of joint violation of the Immigration Act, 1959/63.

Lawyers Tin Yong Gin and Tan Tun Yeo were granted a release equivalent to acquittal by Sessions Court President Justice Stella Augustine.

According to the indictment, both defendants are accused of employing three foreign nationals without valid admission tickets at a karaoke lounge in Jalan Lanang on July 17, 2019 at around 11 p.m.

This offense is punishable under Section 55B(1) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 (as amended in 2002), read in conjunction with Section 34 of the Penal Code which provides for a fine of not less than RM10,000 but not more than RM50. 000 months or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both.

In his judgment, Justice Stella said that both defendants were first charged in the Shiv Sessions Court on October 5, 2019 and were not acquitted on November 9, 2020 as they were not ready for prosecution. He pointed out that the charges have been filed (DNAA). Comes with case.

According to her, the prosecution resumed the prosecution on the same day, and the case was again DNAA by the trial judge on November 3, 2021, for the same reason that the prosecution was not ready to proceed with the trial. .

On January 25, 2022, both defendants were re-indicted and their trial was postponed several times and is now scheduled for trial on Monday (April 22), she said.

“Prosecutors had ample time to prepare their case, but they did not. Documents were not provided to lawyers even though they had ample time to do so.

“Charges against both defendants have been pending for almost five years, and prosecutors today gave the same reason that they are not ready to proceed with the case.

“Given the fact that one of the defendants is a practicing lawyer and the charges have been pending for nearly five years, his reputation and the public’s impression of him as a practicing lawyer has been tarnished.

“In the interest of justice, I hereby order that both defendants be found in DNA pursuant to Article 254 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure,” Judge Stella added.

Both defendants were represented by Orlando Chua, Jacob Wong, Ben Lau and Jesse Wong.

Meanwhile, Ting said he sued then-Sibu CID chief Hadian Kheria for defamation at the Sibu Sessions Court and won the case, winning damages and costs.

Dissatisfied with the court’s ruling, Hadian appealed to the Sibu High Court, but the appeal was dismissed and Tin was ordered to pay damages and costs.

Ting is a practicing lawyer and holds a law degree from the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He obtained a Certificate in Law Practice (CLP) and also completed his MBA at the University of Lancashire.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Architects and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK.

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