KOTA KINABALU – A Filipino man was sentenced to six months jail and ordered to be given one stroke of the rotan by the Sessions Court here today, when he pleaded guilty to entering the country without valid travel document.
Judge Azreena Aziz ordered Marsan Ajilu @ Anuar Mohamad Asnalul, 32, to serve sentence from the date of his arrest on March 15.
The father of four was charged under Section 6 (1) (c) of the Immigration Act (Act 155), punishable under Section 6 (3) of the same act which carries a maximum fine of RM10,000 or a jail term of up to five years or both, and whipping not exceeding six strokes, upon conviction.
He was alleged to have committed the offence from August 2017 until March 15.
Meanwhile at the same court, Marsan Ajilul was charged with being a member of the Abu Sayyaf militant group in Sabah.
Azreena fixed May 21 for mention of the case after deputy public prosecutor Wan Farrah Farriza Wan Ghazali requested for a new date for mention to transfer the case to the High Court.
Marsan Ajilul, who was unrepresented was accused of being a member of the militant group between July 31, 2012 and March 15, this year.
The charge, under Section 130 KA of the Penal Code (Act 574), provides imprisonment for life and liable to fine, upon conviction. – BERNAMA