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Saturday, 13 January 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM

Policeman denies flashing at neighbour

MELAKA: A policeman who allegedly flashed at his neighbour following a tiff has claimed trial in the magistrate’s court here.

P. Maniam, a 49-year-old corporal, had allegedly flashed at a 17-year-old girl which was also witnessed by her 57-year-old father.

Based on the statement of facts, the accused had acted indecently at the back of his house at Taman Saujana Indah, Bukit Katil here, at about 5.30pm on April 18 and April 25, 2017.

He was charged under Section 14 of Minor Offences Act 1955, which carries a maximum RM100 fine upon conviction.

Earlier, Deputy Public Prosecutor Shazreen Nadia Saaban asked the court to set bail at RM6,000 due to the fact that the alleged offence was related to a law enforcer.

Magistrate Mohd Firdaus Saleh granted bail of RM500 in one surety and fixed Feb 8 as the re-mention date.

The accused who was unrepresented posted the bail.

Meanwhile in Kota Kinabalu, police arrested a 27-year-old man for 33 suspected cheating cases through social media.

Yesterday, a police team tracked down and arrested the suspect.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said the suspect, from Lawas in Sarawak, was linked to cheating cases through online trading in Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia.

“We have seized numerous debit and credit cards, bank books and several handphone SIM cards.

“The suspect uses many tactics to dupe victims via the Internet,” he said in a statement.

Ramli said initial investigations showed the suspect would offer to sell non-existent handphones through social media chat groups like WeChat.

He said unsuspecting victims would deposit the money into an account.

“The suspect cannot be reached after that,” he said, adding police were investigating the cases under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

Ramli urged the public to be more careful when dealing with online traders to avoid getting cheated.