Detaining Phantom Voters in Klang, Two Men Plead Not Guilty


KLANG, 10 May: Two men pleaded not guilty on the charges of being involved in riots and property damage on the polling day on 5th May.

Yap Kwee Hong, 37, and Lim Siong Kuan, 32, were claimed to be involved in riots and have in their possession helmets and steel used as weapons to smash the bus windows last Sunday.

When the charges were read, both nodded in understanding with the allegations but pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.

Keww Hong also pleaded not guilty to an indictment of mischief of breaking the windows of a City Liner Sdn Bhd bus in Pandamaran on the polling day.

Magistrate Maslina Mohamed then set bail at RM2,000 for Siong Kuan while Kwee Hong was charged RM5,000 for the two charges.

They have to be granted bail by a family member and to report at the nearest police station every week until the trial.

The two accused were represented by counsel S.Ramesh and T.Mishant from Mishant & Co, while the prosecution was represented by Rarawahida Md Nor.

They are among the six individuals arrested by the police on the incident of detaining phantom voters in two buses in Pandamaran last Sunday.

The trial of the case was fixed on 19 June.

Also present, accompanying the two accused is the Klang Member of Parliament, Charles Santiago.

“Their intention was to protect national sovereignty, from allowing foreigners to vote to determine the future of us all, which is also wrong in the eyes of the law.

“However, they will be brought to court and there are four others who will be charged under the same offense.

“We hope that justice will prevail in court,” said Charles.

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