Friday, September 17

Trio jailed for using fake ICs

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KOTA KINABALU: A woman was sentenced to 30 months in jail by the Magistrate¡¦s Court here yesterday for using a fake identification card (IC).

Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus imposed the sentence on Wati Laik, after she pleaded guilty to a charge under Regulation 25 of the National Registration Regulations 1990.

The indictment provides for a jail term of up to three years or a fine not exceeding RM20,000, or both, upon conviction.

She was caught using the fake IC under the name of Mai Binti Aldan at Gate Eight, second floor of the Terminal One Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) here at 10am on August 9.

Based on the facts of the case, police detained Wati together with another woman at the KKIA on August 9.

She was suspected of using a fake IC for a flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Further investigation confirmed that the IC was fake.

The court ordered her to be referred to the Immigration Department after serving her sentence.

Meanwhile at another court, another woman and a man were jailed for 24 and 20 months, respectively, for committing a similar offence.

Aninah Wahi, 27, and Habir Ando, 54, admitted before magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie to each of their charge under Regulation 25 of the National Registration Regulations 1990.

In the first case, Aninah had used a fake IC bearing the numbers 920211-12-6100 under the name of Farah Binti Muin at Gate Eight, second floor of the Terminal One KKIA here at 10am on August 9.

In the second case, Habir was caught using a fake MyKad bearing the numbers 630327-12-5259 under his own name.

The offence took place at counter five of the domestic arrival hall of KKIA at 2pm on August 11.

In the facts of the case stated that Habir had bought the MyKad from an agent in Klang, Selangor.

He used the MyKad to get a job as a cook in Kuala Lumpur.

Stephanie ordered Aninah and Habir to be referred to the Immigration Department after serving their sentences.

Wati and Aninah was also sentenced to four months in jail and Habir five months by another court for illegal entry to the State.