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Ex-manager claims trial to falsifying purchase orders

 | May 18, 2017

Foo Tseh Wan has been charged with 27 counts of submitting false purchase orders for the supply of plastic resins totalling RM50.9 million.

foo-tseh-wanJOHOR BAHRU: A former senior manager of a private company pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to 27 counts of submitting false purchase orders for the supply of plastic resins totalling RM50.9 million two years ago.

Foo Tseh Wan, 40, who was previously charged with 115 counts of falsifying purchase orders amounting to RM101.64 million and a further 13 counts of money laundering amounting to RM500,000, made the plea before judge Mohd Fauzi Mohd Nasir after all the charges were read out to him.

Foo, who was alleged to be an agent of Toyota Tsusho (M) Sdn Bhd, submitted 27 false purchase order (PO) documents to Toyota Tusho to be used in the auditing process.

In all the PO documents, Foo stated that eight companies had placed orders for the plastic resins when they never did. He had also submitted the false documents to confuse his employer and for his personal interests.

He allegedly committed the offences at the Toyota Tsusho Johor Bahru branch office on Jalan Dato’ Abdullah Tahir here between 8am and 5pm on May 27 and 28, 2015.

He was charged under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 and is punishable under Section 24 of the same act, which carries a maximum jail term of 20 years and a fine of five times the amount involved or RM10,000, whichever is higher, upon conviction.

Earlier, MACC deputy public prosecutor Mahadi Abdul Jumaat did not recommend any bail, but urged that the RM450,000 bail imposed on the accused for two previous cases be maintained.

He also proposed that the new case be tried together with the two earlier cases.

The court maintained the earlier bail of RM450,000 and set June 20 for re-mention.

The accused was represented by counsel Elina Abdul Rashid while lawyer Magita Hari Mogan held a watching brief for Toyota Tsusho.


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