Korean man pleaded not guilty for using false document


KOTA KINABALU: A South Korean man pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here Friday for using false document as genuine for work purposes last September 2023.

The alleged Lee Chang Whan,33, had pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie after the charge was read to him.

The Korean man was charged for using the false document of Amended Subcontract Agreement for his pile installation job between Hyundai Engineering Sdn. Bhd. and Budiwan Sdn. Bhd.

He was alleged committing such offence at a company in Taman Perindustrian Kota Kinabalu (KKIP) in Sepanggar on 22 September 2023.

As reported by Sinar Harian, the alleged has been framed under Section 471 Penal Code and could be sentenced following Section 465 of the same Penal Code.

If the Korean man is found guilty he could be jailed up to two years or fined or both.
The Court then fixed 10 June for case mention and he is allowed on bail RM8, 000 with two local guarantors.

The Court has also allowed the passport to be returned to the alleged to enable him to renew his working permit.

However, the Court has ordered Chang Whan to return his passport to the Court after he has renewed his working permit.
Meanwhile the persecution was carried out by Persecution Officer, Inspector Suzie@n Stephanie Kupit.

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