Youth arrested at PPV in Kuching, pleads guilty to impersonating doctor


Photo shows the Kuching Court Complex. — Photo by Chimon Upon

KUCHING (July 6): A 20-year-old man today pleaded guilty to impersonating a doctor, which is a criminal offence under Section 170 of the Penal Code.

The youth, Shah Hairil Izman Dave, appeared before Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi who fixed Aug 18 this year for the submission of his social report before the passing of sentence.

Shah Hairil from Bandar Baru Semariang would be facing penalties of two years’ in jail or a fine or both upon conviction.

He committed the offence between January and July this year.

He was also found to be carrying a fake staff pass of the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), according to police probe.

He had gone into the SGH premises for 32 times between June 17 and July 1 when impersonating as a doctor.

The police arrested him at the Stadium Perpaduan vaccination centre in Petra Jaya here around 3pm on July 1 after a medical staff reported him to the SGH management and the police.