Ex-company director charged with RM68m fraud

Datuk Tey Por Yee allegedly misled the victims into entering into an oil and gas investment agreement with PT Anglo Slavic Utama through the purchase of 63 per cent of PT Anglo Slavic’s shares in Indonesia worth US$22 million (RM68,393,170). — File pic
Datuk Tey Por Yee allegedly misled the victims into entering into an oil and gas investment agreement with PT Anglo Slavic Utama through the purchase of 63 per cent of PT Anglo Slavic’s shares in Indonesia worth US$22 million (RM68,393,170). — File pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 — A former director of Protasco Bhd was charged in the Ampang Sessions Court today with fraud involving RM68 million, and making a false declaration, four years ago.

Datuk Tey Por Yee, 40, claimed trial to both charges.  On the first charge, he is accused of concealing information from the company’s board of directors and officers that he had a vested interest in a company, PT Anglo Slavic Utama in Indonesia.

In so doing, he allegedly misled the victims into entering into an oil and gas investment agreement with PT Anglo Slavic Utama through the purchase of 63 per cent of PT Anglo Slavic’s shares in Indonesia worth US$22 million (RM68,393,170).

The payment for the shares was allegedly channelled in stages to two CIMB PT ASU accounts. 

Tey is accused of committing the offence at Protasco Bhd’s office at Corporate Building Unipark Suria, Jalan Ikram-Uniten, Kajang here, between November 2012 and January30, 2014.

On the second charge, he allegedly made a sworn false statement before Wern Li Morsingh, a Commissioner of Oaths that he did not have any vested interests in PT Anglo Slavic Utama, whether as a director or shareholder.  He is accused of committing the offence in the company’s conference room at the same place on July 25, 2014.

Judge Rushan Lutfi Mohamed set bail at RM1 million with one surety and February24 for re-mention.

Tey was also ordered to surrender his passport to the court and to refrain from harassing the prosecution’s witnesses.

Deputy public prosecutor Datin Nurshuhaida Zainal Azahar acted for the prosecution while counsel Datuk K.Kumaraendran and Mak Lin Kum represented the accused. — Bernama

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