KUALA LUMPUR: Private sector employee pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to the charge of selling a house without a licence, five years ago.

Tan Khai Ho, 43, was charged with conducting a house sale without a licence from the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers Malaysia and impersonating a licensed appraiser, real estate agent or property manager.

He was alleged to have committed the offence at Menara HSC in Wangsa Maju here, on May 23, 2019.

Tan was charged under Section 30(1) (e) of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers Act 1981 (Act 242) which provides for a maximum fine of RM300,000 or a maximum imprisonment of three years or both. A further penalty of RM1,000 for each day during the continuance of such offence shall also be imposed.

Judge Hamidah Mohamed Deril allowed the accused a bail of RM4,000 in one surety and fixed June 4 for the remention.

Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Muhairi Mohamed Noh appeared for the prosecution while the accused was represented by lawyer Lee Peggie.