TELUK INTAN – Twenty foreigners were charged in the Sessions Court here today for being in the country without valid travel documents.
They comprise 19 Myanmar nationals, two Nepalese nationals and an Indonesian, aged between 18 and 45, who were detained by the Immigration Department at several locations in raids conducted under E-Card Ops Mega in Perak since last July 1 after the deadline to apply for the card expired.
Judge Norita Mohd Ardani set July 25 for mention of the case involving the Myanmar and Nepalese nationals for the court to get an interpreter for them.
However, the Indonesian immigrant, Krismanto, 24, was sentenced to a month’s jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of overstaying in the country, to be served from the date of his arrest.
Krismanto was arrested at a construction site in Menglembu, Kinta, at about 11.20 am last July 1. During a check by Immigration authorities, his visit pass was found to have expired last May 11.
Prosecuting officer from the Perak Immigration Department Shamil Wati Ibrahim prosecuted, while all the immigrants were unrepresented. – BERNAMA