Ronnie Liu’s trial set for Oct 9

(The Star) – The Magistrate's Court here Wednesday set Oct 29 for the trial of Selangor executive councillor, Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew, who is alleged to have prevented a public servant from carrying out his duties during an anti-vice operation, last November.

Magistrate Mohd Ibrahim Ghulam fixed the date after the prosecution and defence agreed to it.

Liu, who is the chairman of the Selangor government's local government, studies and research committee, is accused of having prevented Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) enforcement officer Mohammad Hadzim Zulkapli from carrying out his duties during an antivice raid on Hotel Chile, located at No 10, Jalan Kenari 6, Puchong here on Nov 2, 2007.

Liu, 50, who is also the State Assemblyman for Pandamaran, is charged under Section 109 of the Penal Code and can be jailed up two years or fined RM10,000, if convicted.

Deputy public prosecutor Noorin Badaruddin appeared for the prosecution while Liu was represented by lawyer Gobind Singh Deo.