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MALAYSIA: BANGLADESHI LABOURER JAILED, FINED RM30,000 FOR 16 IMMIGRATION OFFENCES

PONTIAN, Johor state, Malaysia A Bangladeshi national was sentenced to six years and eight months’ jail, as well as fined RM30,000, in default six months’ jail, and two strokes of the cane by the Immigration Sessions Court in Pekan Nanas here for 16 charges under the Immigration Act.

Judge Zahilah Md Yusof handed down the sentence on Md Mohiuddin Mamun, 40, who pleaded guilty to all the charges.

Md Mohiuddin was charged with 14 counts of unlawful possession of passports which did not belong to him, while the other two charges were for violating his social visit pass and for attempting to forge a document for use as a visa or permit or pass under the Immigration Act.

The offences were all committed at two premises at Jalan Wang Ah Fook, Johor Bahru, between 4 pm and 5 pm last Aug 27.

For unlawful possession of passports that did not belong to him, Md Mohiuddin was charged under Section 12 (1) (f) of the Passport Act 1966, which provides a maximum fine of RM10,000, or imprisonment for up to five years’ jail , or both, upon conviction.

He was sentenced to between 10 month and 18 month on each charge.

On the charge of violating his social visit pass, made under Regulation 39 (b) of the Immigration Regulations 1963, he was sentenced to two months’ jail.

Md Mohiuddin was sentenced to five years jail, fined RM30,000, in default six months’ jail, and two strokes of the cane, for falsifying documents.

The charge was made under Section 56 (1A) (a) of the Immigration Act 1959/63, read together with Section 55D of the same law.

Zahilah ordered him to serve all the jail sentences concurrently from the date of his arrest.

The prosecution was conducted by Immigration deputy assistant director Norzuriana Muhammad Nor , while Md Mohiuddin was unrepresented.– NNN-BERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network

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