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Monday, May 31, 2021

NGO chief charged over use of federal coat-of-arms


T Sivanesan was charged with 15 counts of having name cards bearing the federal coat-of-arms without permission. (Bernama pic)

BANTING: The head of a society has been charged with using the federal coat-of-arms without permission on his name card, as well as using a fake lawyer’s letter.

Malaysian People Welfare Organisation president T Sivanesan pleaded not guilty at Teluk Datuk magistrate’s court to 16 charges.

He was charged with 15 counts of possessing name cards of himself bearing the federal coat of arms without valid permission. The offence carries a fine of up to RM20,000 or jail of up to three years, or both.

Sivanesan was accused of committing the offence at the Sg Jarom Police Station in Kuala Langat at 10.10am on May 13.

He was also charged with one count of using a fake lawyer’s letter, an offence punishable with a jail term of up to seven years and a fine.

Sivanesan was accused of committing the offence at the management division office of the Kuala Langat district police headquarters at 3.30pm on March 30.

The court allowed Sivanesan bail at RM15,000 for each count of using the federal coat of arms and RM10,000 for the charge involving document falsification in one surety, and set July 12 for mention. - FMT

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