Indonesians, Filipino and an Indian in Brunei hailed for overstaying and immigration purposes


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Bernama-Xinhua): Five foreign nationals in Brunei were jailed and fined for immigration violations, according to the Immigration and National Registration Department (INRD) of Brunei Darussalam.

According to the INRD, a 64-year-old Filipino was sentenced to nine months’ jail and an 800 Brunei dollars (US$590) fine in lieu of whipping for overstaying.

The man failed to pay the fine and had his imprisonment extended to 10 months, the local daily Borneo Bulletin reported on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a 60-year-old Indian national was sentenced to six months’ jail for overstaying.

In another case, three Indonesians were arrested and sent to prison, including a 50-year-old man receiving a final sentence of six months in prison, and the other two sentenced to two-year imprisonment and three whippings for conspiring to help the 50-year-old leave the country illegally. - Bernama-Xinhua

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