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Woman fined RM56,000 for Sharing Home with Illegal Immigrants

Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SEREMBAN, Jan 11 (Bernama) - A woman was fined RM56,000 in default two years’ jail by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to allowing eight illegal immigrants to enter and stay at her rented house last week.

Zailani Abdul Karim, 46, admitted to have allowed five female illegal immigrants from India - Neela Aruna, 31, Nagma, 25, Shanu Sayyed, 38, Sharada, 36 and Bibi Shaik, 31, - and three others from Indonesia - Santiana, 37, Yuni, 43, and Rosida Ginting, 42, - to enter and stay at her house in Taman Semarak, Nilai, at 12.55 pm on Jan 4.

She was charged under Section 55E (1) of the Immigration Act 1959/63, which provides for a maximum fine of RM30,000 or imprisonment for up to one year for each illegal immigrant found in the premises.

Judge Maimoonah Aid imposed a fine of RM7,000 in default three months’ jail to Zailani for each woman found in her house.

The judge also sentenced the women to 12 months’ jail each for violating the Immigration Act.

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