Malaysian faces trial over theft charge

The National,Tuesday July 5th, 2016

A Malaysian who allegedly misappropriated and sent overseas about K2 million belonging to his employer, will face a trial in the National Court this month.
The committal court yesterday found enough evidence against Chung Yee Then from Kuala Lumpur to commit him to trial. He is to appear for listings on July 18.
The court heard that Then, while an employee of Strato Source Ltd, sent K1,916,114.93 belonging to his employer through Western Union to Malaysia.
Magistrate Cosmas Bidar said Then was charged with dishonestly applying and money laundering under Proceeds of Crime Act Section 34 for relieving money out of Papua New Guinea.
Bidar said police found an enormous amount of evidence which showed clear transactions made through the Western Union to transfer money from Papua New Guinea to Malaysia.
It was alleged that between January 15 and 19 last year, Then directly engaged in multiple transactions totalling more than K1.9 million.
Bidar said Then had signed a statutory declaration promising to repay the money on Jan 15 last year but to date had never did.
Bidar advised Then that his passport would be in custody of the court until his case was dealt with.
Then appeared on a K2000  bail.