KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 (Bernama) -- A Pakistani accountant pleaded not guilty at a special court for illegal immigrants, in the Home Ministry Complex, to 11 charges, including possession of passports owned by two foreigners and various fake rubber stamps of the Immigration Department.
Abdullah Qayyum, 26, entered the plea after the charges were read out to him in English before Judge Wan Mohd Norisham Wan Yaakob.
For the first and second charge, Abdullah was charged with illegal possession of passports owned by an Indian and Filipino that were kept at his house in Taman Seri Gombak, Batu Caves and at a fast food outlet in the area between 7.30pm and 8.45pm on 19 Feb.
The charges under Section 12(1)(f) of the Passport Act 1966 are punishable under Section 12(1) of the same act which provides for a maximum fine of RM10,000 or jail up to five years, or both, if convicted.
For the third until the 11th charge, the accused was charged with possession of fake rubber stamps for a 'special pass' from the Federal Territory Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM); the emblem of the Federal Territory JIM enforcement division; a social visit pass from the Sultan Abu Bakar Immigration Complex office in Johor; an exit stamp from the KL International Airport Immigration Office and three Temporary Employment Visit Pass (PLKS) stickers as well as a forged I-Card under the dubious name of Pinto Riza.....