Indonesians jailed for immigration law violations

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court on Saturday handed jail sentences to three Indonesian nationals who pleaded guilty to violating Brunei’s immigration laws.

Sumiati, 52, received a seven-month jail term for overstaying in the country for 2,511 days after her visit pass expired.

Yayan Djeni Sopyan, 44, was handed a three-month jail sentence for providing shelter to an immigration offender while Tri Ningsih, 50, a seven-month jail term for overstaying in the country for 1,156 days.

Immigration prosecutor Adi Yusra bin Haji Adanan revealed that the Indonesians were arrested during the Ops Pumpung by immigration enforcement officers’ targetting workers’ living quarters in Kampong Sabun, Jalan Muara and a rented house in Kampong Sungai Besar, Jalan Kota Batu on September 30.

Senior Magistrate Hajah Azrimah binti Haji Abdul Rahman presided.