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Malaysian jailed for failing to present passport at Woodlands checkpoint

Published on Jun 3, 2014 4:31 PM
 
A Malaysian technician who entered Singapore at Woodlands checkpoint without presenting his passport for checking was sentenced to six weeks' jail on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A Malaysian technician who entered Singapore at Woodlands checkpoint without presenting his passport was jailed for six weeks on Tuesday.

Mohd Sani Mohamad Salleh, 33, admitted an amended charge of failing to present his Malaysian passport to the officer on duty before he entered the country on April 21. He was originally charged with attempting to enter Singapore without a valid pass.

A district court heard that Mohd Sani told an Immigration and Checkpoints Authority officer that he did not have his passport with him and handed over his identity card.

Two Aetos officers arrived at the counter to escort him to the arrival car secondary office. Mohd Sani drove and stopped his car at its entrance. He was then directed to park his car outside the office - but instead he sped off towards the exit of the car park and green channel zone.

 
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