Jailed - buyer and seller of dead boy's birth cert

Jailed - buyer and seller of dead boy's birth cert
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KOTA MARUDU: A man who sold his dead son's birth certificate for RM2,000 and a Pakistani who bought it have both been sentenced to jail.

Rahman Butir, 50, from Beluran, and Pakistani Mohamad Imran Said Malik Syah, 21, pleaded guilty to the charges of providing false information to obtain a MyKad.

Rahman, who sold his dead son's birth certificate to Imran, was jailed for five months and fined RM2,000 while Imran was sentenced to five months' jail and fined RM3,000.

Senior Assistant Registrar Dzul Elmy Yunus, who sat as magistrate, also ordered Imran to be referred to the Immigration Department for deportation after serving his sentence.

Imran, who is from Bunir Pushto Khaybir in Pakistan, bought the birth certificate from Rahman and gave false details to the National Registration Department (NRD) to apply for a Malaysian identity card.

Rahman had also provided false details to abet the Pakistani to obtain a Malaysian birth certificate.

Both of them committed the offence of providing false information while applying for a MyKad, bearing number 940419-12-6121 under the name of Sukri Rahman, on Feb 2, 2010 at 8.37am at the NRD office in Pitas.

The charge stated that Imran went to the NRD office in Sandakan on Sept 29 to apply for a replacement MyKad containing details of Rahman's late son Sukri.

Rahman admitted to giving false information while applying for a MyKad under the name of Sukri Rahman, knowing that the details in the birth certificate were that of his dead son.

Rahman's son died when he was 10 but the death was never registered with the NRD.

Rahman and Imran were both unrepresented in court while Samsuddin Erang prosecuted.

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