JOHOR BAHRU – Twenty Filipinos were sentenced to imprisonment of between two and 10 months each by the Magistrate’s Court here today after they pleaded guilty to charges involving use of forged identity cards or identity cards belonging to other people.
They were charged separately before either Magistrate Azureen Sahira Saufee Afandi or Magistrate Noor Aisyah Ahmad. a.
Azureen Sahira sentenced four of them -Napisah Ajantu, Muhmin Khalit, Masna Analan and Suraidah Muk – to two months jail each and two others, Annora Sarikin Jamlud and Hisham Mar, fined of RM2,000 each for the offence.
The remaining 14 Filipinos were sentenced to 10 months’ jail each by Noor Aisyah.
All the accused were ordered to serve the jail sentence from the date of their arrest, which was last Feb 12, and after completing their jail sentence, to be referred to the Immigration Department for deportation.
The Filipinos, comprising 13 men and seven women, aged between 20 and 42, were charged with committing the offence at Taman Rinting near here last Feb 12.
The prosecution was conducted by prosecuting officer from the National Registration Department Mohd Fazdhly Abdul Razak, while all the Filipinos were unrepresented. – BERNAMA