Immigration officer charged with raping Thai woman


ALOR GAJAH: An immigration officer claimed trial in the Sessions Court here today to two sex-related charges and one criminal intimidation charge involving a Thai woman.

On the first charge, Chua Siong Kiat Frankie, 30, is accused of raping the woman at the immigration depot at Machap Umboo here on March 9 this year, between 1pm and 1.15pm.

He faces a minimum five years and not more than 30 years jail and whipping if convicted, under Section 376(2) of the Penal Code.

On the second charge, Chua allegedly forced the woman to perform a sex act on him against the order of nature, as charged under Section 377C of the Penal Code, which carries a minimum five years and not more than 20 years’ jail on conviction.

He is accused of committing the offence at the same place date and time.

On the third charge, he is accused of criminal intimidation against the woman at the same place, date and time, as charged under Section 506 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum imprisonment of two years or a fine or both, upon conviction.

Judge Wan Mohd Norisham Wan Yaakob set RM12,000 as bail in one surety for each charge and fixed May 8 and May 9 to record the alleged victim’s statement and to engage a Thai interpreter for the case.

Deputy public prosecutor Ifa Sirrhu Samsudin appeared for the prosecution while the accused was represented by counsel Rengganathan Abdullah.