Indonesian fined RM10,000 for overstaying

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, June 9: The Sessions Court here sentenced an Indonesian man to a fine of RM10,000 for remaining in Sarawak for a total of 468 days after the expiration of his social visit pass.

Winardi Section, pleaded guilty to the charge framed under Section 15(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63.

Judge Jason Juga sentenced him to a fine of RM10,000 or in default to six months’ imprisonment and ordered the accused to be referred to the Immigration Department after serving his sentence.

He was charged with being in Sarawak without valid authorisation and remaining in Sarawak for 468 days after the expiration of his social visit pass, at a cafe located at Height Drive Commercial Centre, at about 9.30pm on May 1, 2021 in contravention of Section 15(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 which is punishable under Section 15(4) of the same Act.


Meanwhile, in the same Court, judge Jason sentenced an Indonesian to six months’ imprisonment and a stroke of cane for entering Sarawak without any valid pass.

Rico, was charged with entering Sarawak without any valid pass lawfully issued to enter Malaysia, at a cafe located at Height Drive Commercial Centre, at about 9.30pm on May 1, 2021.

He was charged under Section 6(1) (C) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 which is punishable under Section 6(3) of the same act.

Both accused were not represented by counsel. — DayakDaily