TEMERLOH: An unemployed man pleaded not guilty and claimed trial at the Sessions Court on Monday to a charge of transporting six illegal immigrants from Myanmar on June 16.
According to the charge sheet, Che Mohd Azuwan Che Hashim, 30, from Tanah Merah, Kelantan, was alleged to have crammed 10 illegal immigrants aged between 20 and 30 from Myanmar, into a black Honda Accord car in his bid to transport them to Kuala Lumpur from Rantau Panjang, Kelantan on June 16.
However, upon reaching KM134.2 of the East Coast Expressway at 4am, the car he was driving skidded and crashed on the highway, leaving four of the illegal immigrants dead.
Che Mohd Azuwan was charged under Section 20J of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007 which carries a maximum jail term of five years and fine not exceeding RM250,000 or both upon conviction.
Judge Habibah Mohamed Yusof allowed the accused bail of RM10,000 in one surety and fixed Aug 7 for case remention. - Bernama
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