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    Runaway worker gets caning, jail time for overstay

    Fadley Faisal

    An Indonesian runaway worker who pleaded guilty to overstaying was sentenced to five months’ jail with three strokes of the cane by the Magistrate’s Court recently.

    Budi Armaya, 45, was arrested during an operation by the Immigration and National Registration Department enforcement team at a commercial area on November 29, Immigration Prosecutor Mohd Zul Azri bin Haji Ranee informed Senior Magistrate Hajah Ervy Sufitriana binti Haji Abdul Rahman.

    Investigations revealed that the defendant was found to have overstayed for 544 days after his work pass was terminated and was identified as a worker who had been reported to have fled from his employer.

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