S’porean fined S$820 as he was tired & forgot to show his passport at JB customs

He could have faced up to five years' jail or a fine of S$3,300, or both.

Matthias Ang | July 12, 2019 @ 06:02 pm


A Singaporean man who did not show his passport at Johor customs has been fined RM2,500 (S$820).

Too exhausted to show passport

The incident occurred on June 25 at 5.58pm, at the Sul­tan Abu Bakar Customs, Immi­gra­­­tion and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex at the Second Link.

The 27-year-old manager Muhammad Alfalah Mohd Yusof was exiting Malaysia, The Star reported.

Pleading guilty to the conviction, he said: “Sorry, I did not get enough rest and was too tired and forgot to stop and show my passport.”

Could have been jailed five years

Under Malaysian law, Alfalah could have potentially either faced a fine of up to RM10,000 (S$3,300), or five years’ imprisonment, or both.

He was one of four Singaporeans who were charged for committing immigration-related offences.

Two Singaporeans jailed

Meanwhile, two other Singaporeans, 38-year-old Fajar Razali and his wife, 25-year-old Nur Atiqka Ridzuan, were jailed for a month for overstaying.

Their overstay had been discovered on June 21, at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar CIQ, at the Causeway.

They were also unable to pay a fine.

However, it is unclear for how long they overstayed in Malaysia.

Singaporean who overstayed for about 55 days given maximum fine

Meanwhile, another Singaporean, 37-year-old businessman Stanley Neo Cheow, was given the maximum fine of RM10,000 (S$3,300), for overstaying in Malaysia for about 55 days.

He was also arrested at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar CIQ, on June 27.

The Star pointed out that none of the four Singaporeans were represented in court.

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