Low Leong Huat (2nd right), 57, and Lim Kuan Hau (left), 40, were alleged to have duped eight people to join a club called Kelab Darjah Kebesaran Pahang, which was not registered with the Registrar of Societies (RoS), and hand over a total of RM105,600 to get the awards. Pic by NSTP/ADI SAFRI

BATU PAHAT: Two businessmen pleaded not guilty at the magistrate's court today to eight charges of cheating victims to buy fake state awards from Pahang.

Low Leong Huat, 57, and Lim Kuan Hau, 40, were alleged to have duped eight people to join a club called Kelab Darjah Kebesaran Pahang, which was not registered with the Registrar of Societies (RoS), and hand over a total of RM105,600 to get the awards.

They allegedly committed the offences between August and October at No 156A, Jalan Rotan Batu, Taman Sri Jaya here.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Mustaqim Sukarno appeared for the prosecution while counsel M. Vinodharan represented Lim. Low was unrepresented.

Magistrate Mohd Zulhilmi Ibrahim set bail at RM21,000 with one surety for Low and RM31,000 with one surety for Lim.

He also fixed Dec 13 for case management.

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