Indonesian jailed for 3 months for overstaying in Sarawak

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, March 7: An Indonesian pleaded guilty today to unlawfully and without reasonable cause to remain in Malaysia for 74 days upon expiration of his passport.

Sessions Court Judge Marutin Pagan sentenced him to three months’ jail from the date of arrest. He also ordered the accused’s passport to be returned to him upon his release and to be referred to the Immigration Department for deportation after serving sentence.

Guruh Slamet Raharjo, 29, was found to have remained in Sarawak for 74 days, after the expiration of his passport, in front of a mini-mart in Lundu on Feb 26 at about 12.30pm.

The offence contravened Section 15(1) of the Immigration Act 1952/63 and punishable under Section 15(4) of the same Act, which carries a fine of not less than RM10,000 or imprisonment of not more than five years or both.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nor Azhari Yusof prosecuted, while the accused was not represented. — DayakDaily