Pakistani slapped with RM800 fine for misusing social visit pass

Avila Geraldine

KOTA KINABALU: A Pakistani man was fined RM800 by the Sessions Court here, today, for misusing his social visit pass to conduct business in the state.

Judge Azreena Aziz said Hassan Fazle Mabul, 26, would serve two months in prison should he fail to pay the fine.

Hassan was charged under Regulation 39(b) of the Immigration Regulations 1963, to which he pleaded guilty.

According to the charge sheet, the accused has, without reasonable excuse, violated the conditions imposed in relation to the visit pass by carrying out business.

Hassan was accused of committing the offence at Kedai Runcit Aziz Enterprise at Telipok Ria in Tuaran district, on July 28 this year.

Earlier, counsel Azhier Farhan Arisin, who represented the accused, had requested the court to impose a fine sentence on his client.

“He came to Malaysia on April 26 (this year) and thereafter flew to Sabah. He is (currently) staying with his relatives.

“This is the accused’s first offence. He has no previous conviction. He has a wife and a daughter in Pakistan,” he said during mitigation.

Investigation officer Inspevtor Albert Basiri conducted the prosecution. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd