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17-year-old Indonesian girl stands trial in Malaysia for impersonating police


Jakarta, IO – She was tried for wearing a police uniform and was ordered to pay a fine of RM1,500 in lieu of a two-month prison sentence.

She pleaded guilty before judge Zubaidah Sharkawi who imposed a fine of RM1,000 instead of a one month prison sentence for the first charge, and a fine of RM500 as substitute of a one month prison sentence for the second charge, per Detikcom, Wednesday (27/9).

During the hearing on Tuesday (26/9), the court also ordered the teenager to be referred to the Malaysian Immigration Department for further action. The charges against here were in accordance with Article 170 of the Criminal Code and Article 89 of the 1967 Police Law.

She committed the offense at Satok police station, in Sarawak at around 2:30pm on September 12. Based on established facts, she went to a police station wearing a full police uniform and introduced herself as a police officer.

This triggered police suspicion, and upon further examination, found that she was not member of the force. She was promptly detained.

It was reported that the defendant expressed her interest in becoming a police officer and wanted to make friends with police officers.

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A check on her passport revealed that she entered Sarawak via the Tebedu Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security checkpoint and had overstayed for by 54 months and 22 days.

During the trial, she was not represented by a lawyer. (rr)


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