College students arrested for using fake travel permit

KUANTAN: Two students from a private college have been arrested on suspicion of using a fake interstate travel permit to enter Pahang on Monday.

Bentong police chief Supt Zaiham Mohd Kahar said the two women, both aged 22, travelling in the same vehicle, were arrested at a roadblock after the Bentong toll plaza at 6.45pm after officials on duty doubted the authenticity of their form.

“(It is believed) from preliminary investigations the stamp and signature of the police station chief who approved the form for the journey from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan on the grounds of attending classes was fake and produced using a scanner.

“Police also found a copy of a blank form with a fake signature which purportedly belongs to the police station chief on the smartphone of one of the suspects, which is believed to have been used to produce the interstate travel permit form, ” he said in a statement.

Supt Zaiham said both suspects also tested positive for cannabis and further investigations were conducted under Sections 468 and 471 of the Penal Code.

Separately, state health director Datuk Dr Bahari Che Awang Ngah said he hoped the RM10,000 compound imposed on a mosque in Pekan would be a lesson to the management of other mosques in Pahang to comply with Covid-19 standard operating procedure.

He said Pekan health officers issued the compound after finding that the mosque did not register the names of the congregation as required.

“The compound was issued so that other mosques can learn from it. Payment has been made by the mosque with a 50% discount, ” he said via WhatsApp. — Bernama

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