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Fined RM30,000 for hiring three illegals
Published on: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: A local was fined a total of RM30,000 for hiring three illegal immigrants.

Lim Sing Kiong @ Ah Kiong pleaded guilty before Sessions Court Judge Azreena Aziz to employing the three Filipinos, aged between 21 and 25, at a construction site in Sipitang at 2.17pm on May 20, this year.

The court ordered Lim to pay a fine of RM10,000 in default three months' jail on each illegal immigrant.

The charge stated that Lim had employed the Filipinos who had no valid documents.

The offence under Section 55B of the Immigration Act carries a jail term of up to a year or a fine of up to RM50,000 fine, or both, for each illegal immigrant, on conviction.

Prosecuting officer Juachim Abel Majain from the Immigration Department appeared for the prosecution while counsel Chin Tek Ming defended Lim.

In the same court, four Filipinos were jailed four and five months for entering the State illegally.

The four, aged between 18 and 22, were arrested in Penampang, Inanam, Papar and the city after failing to produce their valid documents.

After serving their jail sentence, all of them were ordered to be referred to the Immigration Department.

Meanwhile, six men and a woman were ordered to pay a fine of RM1,200 or spend two days behind bars for drink-driving.

They were Ian Shin, Lim Wei Yi, Jimmy Jackson, Simon Tseu, Arnold James, Mosidayan Moosom and Yeoh Chee Ping.

All of them admitted to driving their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol along Jalan Kota Kinabalu-Penampang between Jan 11 and Sept 4 this year.

Traffic Prosecuting Officer, Inspector Hanif Mamyudi prosecuted. - Cynthia D Baga

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