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Local man jailed for cheating foreigner into paying over BND20K for permanent resident status


A local man has been sentenced to six years and six months’ jail on being convicted of cheating and forgery.

Zaini bin Haji Mirasan was found guilty after a trial on charges of cheating and Indian national by convincing the victim that he could assist in an application for a permanent resident status, prompting the victim to pay just below BND30,000.

The defendant also forged documents in the process to convince the victim in his cheating acts.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin