TAWAU: Three people were jailed and fined separately in the Magistrate’s Court for lending their MyKad to others and failing to produce the identification document to the authorities last Friday.
The accused Abdul Habil Mobin, 58, and Fatimah Hasan, 50, pleaded guilty before magistrate Leona Dominic Mojiliu after the charges were read out to them and the duo were sentenced to two months in prison and fined RM2,500 in default, two months’ jail.
Meanwhile, Durinah Suaib, 36, was sentenced to 12 weeks’ jail after pleading guilty to the offence before magistrate Dzul Elmy Mohd Yunus.
Based on the charge sheets, the offences were committed on March 24, at 4pm, at the Tawau Urban Transformation Centre (UTC), Bernama reported.
They were charged under Regulation 25(1)(n) of the National Registration Regulations 1990 (Amended 2007) punishable with imprisonment not exceeding three years or a fine not exceeding RM20,000 or both, upon conviction.
According to the facts of the case, Abdul Habil, Fatimah and Durinah were arrested after their residence in Kampung Air, in Semporna was raided during Ops Lancar by a team of NRD officers between 10am and 10.30 am last Friday.
When they failed to present any identity documents, an investigation found the accused were Malaysian citizens and admitted to lending their MyKads to other people.
Previously, Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Ruji Ubi was reported to have said that seven MyKad holders were detained at various locations following the arrest of eight illegal Filipino immigrants at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 2 last Thursday.
All the immigrants were using identity cards belonging to other people during inspection before a flight from Tawau to Kuala Lumpur.