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Fugitive foreign worker gets jail, caning

Fadley Faisal

A 23-year-old Indonesian man was sentenced to three months’ jail with three canings by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he pleaded guilty to overstaying.

Immigration prosecutor Adi Yusra Adanan informed Magistrate Harnita Zelda Skinner that Priyo Wasono had run away from his employer since June 2021.

He then surrendered himself at the Immigration Enforcement office on June 25.

Investigations revealed that the defendant had been working freelance since he fled.