Malaysians working in Singapore flouting passport law

PEKAN NENAS: Despite repeated reminders, Malaysians working across the Causeway continue to flout the law, not showing their passports when exiting or entering the country.

This month alone, more than a dozen Malaysians paid heavy fines for the offence.

In the latest case, at least six people who were returning from work from the city state were fined after they pleaded guilty to failing to report to the immigration officers at the checkpoint.

Session court judge Salawati Djambari fined each of the workers RM1,900 in default two months’ jail.

The three men and three women, aged 19 to 27, paid the fines.

According to the charge sheet, the six were detained near the toilet of Komplex Abu Bakar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine complex in Tanjung Kupang at 6.20pm on July 28.

They were nabbed near the bus lanes.

At the same special court at the Pekan Nenas immigration detention camp, 12 Vietnamese women were fined for working as waitresses at a cafe in Sg Abong, Muar on July 16.

Immigration officers Norhasimah Othman and Mohmad Hanapiah Rosdi prosecuted the cases. 

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