Businessman, wife accused of using her house as a gambling den

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A businessman known as “Datuk Ken” and his wife have pleaded not guilty in Selayang Magistrates’ Court here to four counts of using their residence as a home common game.

Liow Lian Keong, 40, and his wife, Chen Lye Kuen, 41, argued in favor after all charges against them were read by an interpreter in front of Magistrate Nik Mohd Fadli Nik Azlan on Friday (September 17th).

According to the charges, Liow was charged with three counts of using his residence at Bandar Country Homes, Rawang, Selangor, as a shared gambling house, between 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. on July 6.

His wife, Chen, was charged with a similar count, at the same location and on the same date, at 5:15 p.m.

All charges are framed under section 4 (1) (a) of the Common Gambling Houses Act of 1953, which provides for a maximum fine of RM50,000 or three years in prison.

Previously, Deputy Prosecutor Wan Nur Iman Wan Ahmad Afzal had offered a bond of RM 10,000 as one bond for each count.

However, the two defendants, represented by lawyer Muhammad Nor Izzat Nordin, requested a lower bond on the grounds that they were both caring for their two children and aging parents.

The court then granted the two defendants a bond of RM 7,000 as one bond for each count and set December 20 for mention. Both have paid the deposit. – Bernama

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