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Jail for entering Sabah illegally
Published on: Saturday, October 17, 2020
By: Cynthia D Baga
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Kota Kinabalu: Two men and a woman were sent to prison for two months’ jail each for entering the State illegally.

They were Ladik Ismail, Dindin Hussin and Sauron Jamsun. The illegal immigrants pleaded guilty separately before Sessions Court Judge Abu Bakar Manat to the charge against them.

They were arrested separately in the city area recently after failing to produce their respective documents.

The offence under Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act carries a jail term of up to five years, or a fine of up to RM10,000, and whipping, on conviction. 

In passing the sentence, the court said in view of the current pandemic situation, the whipping sentence is spared from the illegal immigrants due to congestion in prison.

The court ordered the illegal immigrants to serve the jail sentence from the date of their arrest and referred to the Immigration Department after serving their sentence for deportation.

During mitigation, the foreigners requested that they be deported to their hometown as soon as possible.

Lalik told the court that he is married and has four children while adding that his parents are currently in the Philippines. 

Meanwhile, Sauron who informed the court that she had been in the State since she was 10, said Dindin is her son.

She added that her husband has also been arrested and currently in lock-up.

Dindin said he was born in the State.

 



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