Monday, August 10, 2009

Tourist Guide Charged With 26 Counts Of Human Trafficking

KLANG, Aug 10 (Bernama) -- A tourist guide was charged in two Sessions Courts here Monday with 26 counts of human trafficking of Chinese nationals last week.

Chin Fung Chu, 47, from Penampang, Sabah, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial to all the charges which were alleged to have been committed at the open car park, AMC Building, at the KL International Airport on Aug 4.

He is charged with trafficking in 26 Chinese nationals, aged between 15 and 46 years. They comprised 17 men and nine women, with six of them juveniles.

The first 13 charges were before judge Datuk Anita Harun, who allowed Chin bail of RM5,000 in two sureties, and the remainder, before judge Yong Zarida Sazali, who set bail at RM5,000 in one surety.

Both judges also ordered Chin to surrender his passport to the court and set Sept 15 for mention.

Deputy public prosecutors Siti Syuhada Alwi and Siti Noorbaya Jamil prosecuted while Chin was represented by lawyer J. Ganesan.

-- BERNAMA

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