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Two Filipinos jailed for trying to leave KKIA with MyKads
Published on: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kota Kinabalu: Two Filipinos were jailed a year each by the Magistrate's Court here Tuesday for having MyKads.

Magistrate Norhamizah Shaiffuddin meted out the sentence to Azuan Nasir and Azman Ahmad after they pleaded guilty separately to the charge against them.

Azuan and Azman were found to have the documents at 11am on Jan 17 this year at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport's (KKIA) Terminal 2 departure hall, here.

They committed the offence under Section 25(1)(o) of the National Registration Regulation which carries a jail term of up to three years or fine up to RM20,000, on conviction.

In their mitigation, both of them applied to be sent back to their hometown in the Philippines as they have families to look after.

However, Inspector Syahrin Ali urged the court to impose a deterrent sentence saying that the case is rampant in the State and involved the country's security.

Norhamizah ordered the Filipinos to serve the jail sentence from the date of their arrest and to be referred to the Immigration Department after serving their jail sentence for further action.

Meanwhile, a local man claimed trial to stealing a wallet containing acredit card, foreign currency, MyKads, a MyKid, a driving licence and RM5,000 belonging to a another man.

The crime allegedly took place at 10am on Jan 3 this year at KKIA's Terminal 2, here.

The court set Feb 20-21 for trial and offered him bail at RM2,000 in two local sureties.

In another case, Norhamizah ordered another local man, Mohd Shamree Diasin to pay a fine of RM2,500 or six months behind bars for having syabu at 11am on Apr 26, 2012 by the roadside in Putatan.

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