IPOH: A businessman pleaded not guilty at the Magistrate’s Court here today to 10 counts of molesting three women in July.
The accused, Md Hamdan Ahmad, 65, a Datuk, pleaded not guilty after all 10 of the charges were read out in the presence of Magistrate Noor Azreen Mohd Darus.
According to the charges, Hamdan is accused of using criminal force with the intent of outraging the modesty of three women aged 20 at his office on Jalan Dr Nazrin Shah, Ipoh.
He was charged with committing the offence between 9.45am and 5.50pm on July 29. All 10 charges were made under Section 354 of the Penal Code under which the accused can be sentenced to imprisonment of up to 10 years or fine, or caning.
The magistrate set Jan 16 for a re-mention of the case and allowed bail of RM25,000 in two sureties, and directed the accused not to harass the victims and to surrender his passport to the court.
Prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutors D Sunit Kaur Jessyz, Nurul Qistina Qamaru Abrar and Mohamad Nazreen Zabarudin, while the accused was represented by counsel Khairilazwar Khalil.
In July this year, the media reported that a businessman had allegedly molested three women during a job interview.