Bangladeshi gets jail term for impersonating 'Saddam Hossein' in Nilai

SEREMBAN: A Bangladeshi, who had claimed his name was Saddam Hossien when he went to get a Covid-19 vaccination at a centre in Nilai near here, was sentenced to nine months' jail by the Magistrate’s court here for cheating by impersonation.

The 26-year-old man, whose real name is Mizan Nur Rahman, had cheated one Muhammad Nur Ikhwan Hamzah at the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia vaccination centre by claiming he was the holder of a passport with the BY0934943 serial number, which actually belonged to an individual named Helal.

The accused pleaded guilty after the charge was read to him before Magistrate Norzaliza Tesmin.

He was charged with committing the offence around 10am on Sept 13.

The offence under section 419 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to seven years, a fine or both upon conviction.

Mizan also pleaded guilty to a second charge of not having a valid document or pass to enter Malaysia.

He allegedly committed the offence around 12.30pm on the same day at the Nilai police station.

The accused was charged under Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 which provides a fine of not more than RM10,000, or a jail term not exceeding five years, or both upon conviction.

For this offence, Norzaliza sentenced him to serve three months in jail.

However, she ordered that both sentences run concurrently.

Nurul Muhaimin Mohd Azman prosecuted, while the accused was unrepresented.

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