Foreign woman who used a copied MyKad for Covid-19 shots jailed one year

KOTA KINABALU: A woman who used a copy of another person's MyKad to get two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine in Lahad Datu, has been jailed for a year by a Magistrates Court.

Nurul Fariza Abdullah pleaded guilty to three three charges under Regulation 25 (1) (e) & (o) of the National Registration Regulations 1990 (Amendment 2007) for

using a copy of a MyKad belonging to a woman named "Marujum binti Pengiran".

Lahad Datu Magistrate Ryan Sagirann Rayner Jr sentenced her to one year in jail for each of the charges and ordered the sentence to run concurrently from the date of arrest on Nov 16.

The offence under the Regulation provides for imprisonment not exceeding three years, a fine not exceeding RM20,000 or both upon sentencing

According to the court documents, the woman had used the copied MyKad on Aug 17 and Sept 7 this year to obtain her first and second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at the Lahad Datu vaccination centre.

The prosecution was led by deputy public prosecutor Mohd Naser Mohd Nadzeri while Nurul was represented by Muhammad Abdul Karim.

According to Sabah National Registration Department officials here, Nurul was arrested on Nov 16 when she turned up at the Lahad Datu NRD office to verify the identity card.

The age of the woman and her actual country of origin are still under investigation.

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