Businesswoman claims trial to accessing computer files without approval

KUALA LUMPUR: A businesswoman claimed trial at the Sessions Court here today to a charge of accessing documents in a computer without valid authorisation about three years ago.

Gee Siew Yee, dressed in a black coat, was charged under Section 3(1) of the Computer Crime Act with trying to access three computer files related to the meetings of the Royal Lake Club here from the computer of an individual named Brian Periera.

The 56 year old was said to have committed the offence on Sept 29, 2016, in the club. If convicted, Gee will face a maximum RM50,000 fine or a five-year jail sentence, or both.

Judge Zaman Mohd Noor allowed bail of RM5,000 in one surety.

“The accused cannot contact any potential witnesses pending disposal of her case,” he said, fixing May 18 for mention of the case again.

Gee was represented by lawyer R Ramesh Sivakumar while Jazilah Mohd Yushaa appeared for the prosecution.

Gee was in the limelight during her divorce case in 2016 when a purported statutory declaration claimed she had allegedly had an affair with a senior politician while married to lawyer Stanley Augustin.

Gee and Augustin were married on April 24, 2007, at the National Registration Department (JPN) in Putrajaya. They divorced on September 6, 2016, after nine years of marriage.