Singaporean jailed after hurting Malaysian immigration officer for stamping new page on passport

People at the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Johor Baru on Aug 1, 2014.
People at the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Johor Baru on Aug 1, 2014.PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

PEKAN NENAS (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 31-year-old Singaporean nurse was fined and jailed for hurting an immigration officer for stamping on a new page on his passport.

Sessions court judge Salawati Djambari sentenced Muhammad Ruzaini Johari to 14 days' jail and RM7,000 (S$2,300) fine or seven months' imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to committing the offence at 4.15pm on Sept 2 at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine complex.

Muhammad, who was not represented, paid the fine.

Judge Salawati ordered the imprisonment to commence from the date of arrest.

Meanwhile, in another case, Judge Salawati fined a 54-year-old man RM5,000 for the possession of three passports belonging to foreign nationals.

Chan Kin Fatt was in possession of passports belonging to nationals from Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia when arrested in Johor Baru at 5.30pm on June 10.