LAHAD DATU: The magistrates’ court here yesterday jailed and fined four foreigners for overstaying and entering the state illegally.
Sessions Court judge M Rajalingam, who sat as a magistrate, fined Indonesians Yohanis Bata Bin Taku @ Nujul Bin Sali, 47, and Yosep Jonni @ Joseph Jhonny, 32, RM10,000 each, in default, eight months’ jail for overstaying in the country.
They were charged under Section 15 (1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1956/93 which provides for a fine not exceeding RM10,000, or a jail term of up to five years, or both, on conviction and punishable under Section 15 (4) of the same Act.
Meanwhile, Filipinos Mujir Bin Najar, 23, and Abdul Razwie Bin Abdul Hafan, 36, were jailed for four months and ordered whipped five times respectively.
The court imposed the custodial sentences on the two accused after they pleaded guilty to entering the state illegally.
They were also ordered to serve their sentence from the date of arrest.
Mujir committed the offence on November 25, this year about 9.30am at Jalan Lahad Datu-Tawau while Abdul Razwie committed the offence on November 20, this year at the District Crime Investigation office.
Rajalingam also ordered all the accused to be referred to the Immigration Department after paying the fines, or serving the jail terms, for deportation.