M’sian fined for immigration offence

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A MALAYSIAN man who admitted to assisting another person to leave Brunei by using a different passport was fined $2,000 after he pleaded guilty.

The court document stated that Jumau Ak Manggu, 24, was travelling to Limbang, Sarawak on October 24, 2014 with two other persons, Muhammad Zulfadhli Hj Baha and Mohammad Norshazwan Shafiq Norsukiman, when immigration authorities detained the men after suspicions arose over one of the passports.

Investigations revealed that while Jumau and Zulfadhli did hand over their passports to the immigration officer, the passport under the name Ariq Dzulfiqar Amirul Iqhwan did not belong to Norshazwan but to Jumau’s friend.

Jumau knew that Norshazwan was using someone else’s passport and he had assisted the latter by presenting the passport to the immigration officer on duty at the departure clearance of Kuala Lurah Immigration Control Post.

Jumau was released on a $2,000 court bail and was given a two-month grace period to pay the fines.

The Brunei Times