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Four Brits Fined For Abusing Social Visit Passes

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PONTIAN – Four oil and gas professionals from the United Kingdom were fined RM900 each for abusing their social visit passes at the Sessions Court in the Pekan Nanas detention centre here on Monday.

The four engineers, aged between 52 to 56 had earlier pleaded guilty to working in a shipyard in Pasir Gudang without valid working permits.

Two of them have study passes while the remaining two are here on social visit passes.

Based on the charge sheet, the offence was committed at 11.30am on Aug 8 this year.

Paul Lesile Smith, 56, and Daryl Latham, 52, had student passes while Stephen Jack, 58, and Anthony Dixon, 52, are here on social visit passes.

Sessions Judge Salawati D’ Jambri fined them RM900 in default two months in jail for the offence under Section 39 (B) of the Immigration Regulation 1963.

Immigration department prosecution officer Norhasiimah Othman prosecuted while the men were represented by defence counsel John Fernandez.

They are among 43 foreigners including those from Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Nepal who were charged in court for possessing fake work permits and not having valid identification documents. – The Sun

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