Typo exposes overstayers in Malaysia

Typo exposes overstayers in Malaysia
SPOTTED: The word "remain" misspelt as "reman" in a forged passport stamp.

They had overstayed in Malaysia, but needed to return to Indonesia.

Hoping to avoid detection by immigration officers, the four Indonesians paid between RM1,600 (S$620) to RM1,800 to get forged stamps in their passports.

The two men and two women aged 18 between 46 had overstayed four to seven years in Malaysia.

But they were caught when a vigilant immigration officer spotted that the word "remain" had been misspelt as "reman" in a forged stamp.

The four were trying to take a ferry on Monday afternoon when they were caught.

This article was published on April 2 in The New Paper.

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