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Malaysian jailed for failing to stop at Woodlands checkpoint

Published on Apr 22, 2014 11:48 AM
 
Koh Chin Had, 42, Malaysian is accused for trying to evade immigration clearance at Woodlands Checkpoint on Sunday, April 13, 2014. A Malaysian motorist - the third person to breach security at Woodlands checkpoint in four months - was jailed for eight weeks on Tuesday. -- ST PHOTO: SHIN MIN

A Malaysian motorist - the third person to breach security at Woodlands checkpoint in four months - was jailed for eight weeks on Tuesday.

Poultry seller Koh Chin Had, 42, admitted to failing to stop his Johor-registered vehicle and driving into Singapore at the checkpoint's car arrival counter two Sundays ago.

A district court heard that Koh was driving to a temple in Johor Baru on April 13 when he lost his way and found himself at the Johor Baru ((Malaysia) Immigration checkpoint.

He told an immigration officer that he wanted to U-turn back towards Malaysia and that he did not have his passport with him. The officer told him to report to the Malaysian police near the Malaysian immigration checkpoint.

 
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