EMCO: Two Pulau Gaya escapees jailed
Published on: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Kota Kinabalu: Two Filipinos were jailed two months’ each by the Magistrate’s Court, Tuesday, for escaping from Kg Pondo, Pulau Gaya which has been placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO), two months ago.

IMM13 holder Shahadan Jainaran, 23, and paperless Rumandi Taji, 28, pleaded guilty separately before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie to moving out from the area at 1.30am on July 6.

According to the facts of the case, the duo were arrested by police at the Safma market on the said day.

Investigations revealed that Shahadan and Rumanji went to the said market from their house at Kg Pondo, Pulau Gaya as they wanted to earn some money by pushing fish barrels without any authorisation letter from the police.

The duo were also found to have no identification documents.

They were charged under Rule 6(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measure within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2021 punishable under Rule 17(1) of the same Regulations which provides for a fine of up to RM50,000 or a jail term of up to six months or both, on conviction.

Unrepresented, both Shahadan and Rumanji requested for leniency and for the jail term to take effect from the date of their arrest. The court ordered them to serve the sentence from the date of their arrest and ordered them to be referred to the Immigration Department thereafter.

Meanwhile, a 38-year-old man was charged with stealing a woman’s purse.

W. Jeffrydin Jaudin was accused of stealing the purse belonging to  Rosnah Ramos containing her personal documents and RM500 cash and another RM1,000 cash belonging to a company at 2am on April 5, this year at New Donggongon Lodge, in Penampang.

Jeffrydin claimed trial to the charge under Section 379 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to seven years or fine or both, on conviction.

Magistrate Jessica Ombou Kakayun set Oct 18 for case management and released Jeffrydin on a bail of RM1,500 in two sureties.  Inspectors Navind Kumar Vijayan and Albert Basiri prosecuted. 


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