Six illegals get jail, whipping
Posted on August 10, 2012, Friday
LAHAD DATU: Six illegals from The Philippines were sentenced to four months’ jail and ordered to be whipped once by the Sessions Court yesterday for entering the state illegally.
Amil Bin Husin, 28, Joy Binti Sarail, 24, Bojel Bin Husin, 25, Mohammad Glen Bin Ullah, 30, Sam Bin Amirul, 33, and Amil Hajula pleaded guilty before judge M.Rajalingam to the charges framed under Section 6 (1) (c) of the Immigration Act.
The provision carries a maximum fine of RM10,000, or a jail term of up to five years, or both, and with whipping upon conviction.
Prosecuting officer Syarifuddin Abdul Raja told the court that the six accused persons were nabbed after failing to produce any valid travel document when inspected by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency personnel off the waters of Lahad Datu on July 28, this year.
The six accused were also ordered to be referred to the Immigration Department for further action after serving their sentences.