Two Malaysian men fined for not showing passports at Johor Baru checkpoint

Wan Azmi Wan Yahya and Tan Kok Seong admitted to using a "special staff route" to leave Malaysia without showing their passports to immigration officers on Sept 20, 2017.
Wan Azmi Wan Yahya and Tan Kok Seong admitted to using a "special staff route" to leave Malaysia without showing their passports to immigration officers on Sept 20, 2017. PHOTO: ST FILE

PEKAN NENAS (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two men pleaded guilty in a Sessions Court in Malaysia to using a "special staff route" at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex to enter Singapore.

Wan Azmi Wan Yahya, 56, and Tan Kok Seong, 40, admitted to using the special route to exit the country without showing their passports to immigration officers on Sept 20.

Sessions Judge Salawati Djambari fined each of the accused RM1,900 (S$613).

Two other local men were also fined RM1,900 for committing offences at the motorcycle lanes at the CIQ while heading for work in Singapore.

Immigration officers Norzuriana Muhammad Nor and Sarvena Giman prosecuted the cases.

In this year alone, more than 50 Malaysians have been charged for leaving and entering the country without showing their passports to immigration officers.