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KUALA LUMPUR:  A popular 1980s actress, Putri Salbiah Megat Razalli, was  charged in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court yesterday to four counts of cheating  and two counts of forging identity cards in relation to a land deal.

Putri Salbiah, 49, allegedly cheated a lawyer, Ng Miow Hia, 48, by  introducing two persons as the owners of four plots of land located in Jasin,  Malacca.

She had allegedly introduced Maajis Senan, 69, and Yang Azizah Mohamed  Yaccob, 72, as Ahmad SK Duis and Sipah Duis @ Sipak Duez respectively during a  meeting with the victim at a fast-food restaurant in KLCC at 10.45am on April 1,  2010.

Putri Salbiah was also alleged to have committed the same offence at the  same place at 11am on June 23, 2010.

She also faces two counts of forging identity cards to pass off Maajis and  Yang Azizah as Ahmad and Sipah respectively between January and April, 2010.

She has claimed trial to all charges.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor Kevin  Morais proposed bail to be set at RM5,000 for each charge.

“The accused did not cooperate with the authorities throughout the  investigation of the case,” said Morais.

He added that Putri Salbiah had been arrested by Brunei police on July 9 and  was remanded in Miri, Sarawak, before she was brought here to face the  charges.

Putri Salbiah’s lawyer, Mohd Sharullah Khan Nawab Zadah Khan, urged the  court to set bail for his client at RM10,000 for all the charges, adding that  her sick father was in Brunei.

Judge Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain set bail at RM24,000 for all the charges in  one surety and ordered Putri Salbiah to surrender her passport to the court.

He has fixed Aug 16 for case management.

-NSTP

 

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