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Two Filipino men jailed for using fake identity cards

LUMUT (BERNAMA) – Two Filipino men were sentenced to six months’ jail after they pleaded guilty in the Seri Manjung Magistrate’s Court, Malaysia yesterday to using fake identify cards.

Magistrate A Hafiizh Abu Bakar handed down the sentence on Sulaiman Janalun, 36, and Mizwan Zakaria, 26. They were ordered to serve the jail sentence from date of their arrest, last Friday.

Sulaiman and Mizwan were charged with using identity cards bearing the name Ridwan bin Duraman and Al Adzmi bin Seid infront of Mediclinic Sinaran, Taman Sentosa, Sitiawan at about 12.30pm last Friday. They were charged under Regulation 25(1)(e) of Malaysia’s National Registration Regulation 1990, which provides an imprisonment for up to three years or maximum fine of MYR20,000, or both, if found guilty.

According to the facts of the case, the two men were arrested during Ops Jala by the National Registration Department (NRD).

Sulaiman and Mizwan were waiting to do the COVID-19 screening at the clinic for employment as welders at a factory in the area.

They confessed to having bought the fake identity cards in Sabah for MYR350 and MYR500.

Two Filipino men were sentenced to six months’ jail after pleading guilty to using fake identify cards. PHOTO: AP