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Woman fined RM8,000 over health products
Published on: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: A 38-year-old woman was fined a total of RM8,000 for having unregistered health products and cosmetics without labels.

Dollystina Duliman pleaded guilty before Sessions Court Judge Noor Hafizah Mohd Salim, Monday.

On the first count, Dollystina was fined RM5,000 in default 60 days' jail for having 147 types of unregistered products at 1.15pm on July 13, 2017 at the Friendly Box in 1Borneo Hypermall, Sepanggar.

Among the products were Queen of Mutiara, Minyak Belacak Original Warisan, Minyak Herba Asma Mujarab, Jamu Exclusive Kacip Malam and others which were not registered with the Ministry of Health.

The offence under the Regulations 7(1)(a) of the Cosmetic and Drug Control Regulations 1984 provides for a fine of up to RM25,000 or a jail term of up to three years, or both, on conviction.

On the second count, she was fined another RM3,000 or 60 months' jail for having six types of cosmetics without labels at the same place and time.

The court heard that the unregistered products and cosmetics were seized during a raid at Dollystina's premises by the Pharmacy Enforcement Division.

In the same court, three women were jailed four months each for entering the State illegally.

They were Nurul Syafiqah Herman, 23, Rumaina Abu Bakar, 43, and Nurul Suraini Amirullah, 20.

During mitigation, they asked the court to impose a lenient sentence and send them back to their country of origin as soon as possible. They also told the court that they have been in the State without documents between four and 10 years.

After completing their jail sentence, they were ordered referred to the Immigration Department. – Cynthia D Baga


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