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Friday, April 9, 2021

Chinese nationals among 14 charged for role in an organised criminal group


Fourteen individuals, including two siblings of fugitive businessman Nicky Liow Soon Hee (Nicky), are charged in the Sessions Court in Petaling Jaya today with involvement in an organised criminal group known as “Geng Nicky”.

Ten of the accused are Lee Han Keat, Lee Kam Onn, Lee Kum Wong, Eee Eng Chee, Dr Jovian Joris Tan Chern Chian, Loo Siew Chin (a female), Lim Kang Li (a female), Andrew Lim Kim Ming and Nicky’s brothers, Liow Wei Kin and Liow Wei Loon.

The other four are Chinese nationals - Wang Yu Jun and three women, Huang Lei, Gu Xing Qiong and Jiang Xue.

However, no plea was recorded after the charge was read out to them separately in Mandarin before judge Jamaludin Mat as the case comes under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

All of them, except Kim Ming, were charged with becoming members of “Geng Nicky” at SetiaWalk, Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Petaling Jaya, between Jan 1, 2017, and March 20, 2021.

The charge was framed under Section 130V(1) of the Penal Code, which provides for imprisonment for up to 20 years if found guilty.

Meanwhile, Kim Ming was charged with assisting the organised criminal group at the same place and time.

He was charged under Section 130W of the same law, which provides for imprisonment of up to 10 years if found guilty.

All of them were not allowed bail following the prosecution’s request, made under Section 13 of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, and the court set April 22 for mention.

Meanwhile, the court, following an application by deputy public prosecutor Kamal Baharin Omar, also issued a warrant of arrest against Nicky and his wife, Niu Zhe, who is a Chinese national.

Nicky, 33, who is the founder of Winner Dynasty Group, which is based at Setiawalk Puchong, Selangor, is wanted by the police following the arrest of 68 of his members in an operation, Op Pelican 3.0, conducted between last March 20 and 28.

Lawyers Rajpal Singh, Suraj Singh, M Mariappan, Tiew Poh Nee, Salim Bashir, Krishnan Nair, Mohd Salahuddin Salleh, Hafiz Zubir and Jansen Chua represented the accused.

- Bernama

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