Lim Cheah Yit
Deputy Public Prosecutor and Attorney General’s Chamber
Monday, 06 Jul 2020 12:36 PM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — A senior federal counsel was charged in the Sessions Court here today on two counts of bribery in March and June this year.
Lim Cheah Yit, 42, however, pleaded not guilty to both charges when they were read out to him before Judge Noor Aini Yusof.
On the first charge, Lim was charged with soliciting RM500,000 from Goh Kim Heong as an inducement to influence the state prosecution director to charge Chan Eng Leong in court for a cheating case under Section 420 of the Penal Code at a family karaoke centre’ at about 7pm on March 8.
On the second count, Lim was alleged to have accepted RM100,000 bribe from Goh as payment to influence the state prosecution director to charge Chan in court for a cheating case at a hotel in Jalan Bukit Jambul at about 12.19pm on June 1.
Noor Aini then set bail at RM20,000 for both offences in one surety and set an additional condition for the accused to report to the MACC office once a month.
The court fixed Aug 17 for a re-mention of the case. — Bernama
BUTTERWORTH: A senior federal counsel was slapped with two counts of bribery at the Sessions Court here today for receiving RM600,000 to ensure that a person was charged in court for cheating.
In the first charge, Lim Cheah Yit, 42, was accused of receiving RM500,000 from Goh Kim Heong on March 8.
The bribe was said to be an inducement to influence the Penang prosecution director to charge one Chan Eng Leong under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating as per investigation paper No. TL/JSJK/KS/541/19 submitted by the northeast district police headquarters.
He allegedly received the bribe at Room 801, I am Singer Family Karaoke at the Gurney Paragon Mall in George Town.
In the second charge, Lim was accused of receiving RM100,000 for the same reason, also from Goh, at AC Hotel at Jalan Bukit Gambir, Bayan Lepas at 12.19pm on June 1.