Cou­ple deny fal­si­fy­ing GST claims


IPOH: An un­em­ployed cou­ple claimed trial to a to­tal of 11 charges of fal­si­fy­ing GST claims amount­ing to more then RM745,838 at the ses­sions court here yes­ter­day.

Loo Peng Wah, 50, faces seven cheat­ing charges amount­ing to RM478,715 while four charges in­volv­ing a to­tal of RM267,123 were against his wife Ng Lee Foon, 45.

Loo was said to have made false state­ments as a reg­is­tered per­son un­der the Act in the GST-03 tax re­turns, with the in­ten­tion of ob­tain­ing credit for tax in­put against tax out­put at the state Cus­toms head­quar­ters in Jalan Tun Ab­dul Razak here on sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions be­tween Oc­to­ber 2015 and April 2016.

Ng com­mit­ted the same of­fence at the same place be­tween Jan­uary and May last year. If found guilty, they could be fined be­tween 10 and 20 times the amount of tax in­volved, or jailed up to five years or both, for each of­fence.

Judge S. In­dera Nehru set bail of RM20,000 for each of the seven charges for Loo and RM10,000 for each of the four charges with one surety for each of the charges for Ng. She or­dered them to sur­ren­der their pass­ports to the court and re­port to the near­est Cus­toms of­fice once a month.

Case man­age­ment was fixed for Oct 4.

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