A foreign national was sentenced to a year in jail by the Lahad Datu Magistrates Court after being found guilty for illegal possession of a Malaysian identity card (MyKad) and uses it to get vaccinated.
Nurul Fariza Abdullah pleaded guilty to three three charges under Regulation 25 (1) (e) & (o) of the National Registration Regulations 1990 (Amendment 2007) for using a copy of a MyKad belonging to a woman named “Marujum binti Pengiran”, reported The Star.
Lahad Datu Magistrate Ryan Sagirann Rayner Jr sentenced her to one year in jail on each of the three charges, but ordered that her time be served concurrently from the date of arrest on 16 November.
The offence under the Regulation provides for imprisonment not exceeding 3 years, a fine not exceeding RM20,000 or both.
Meanwhile, it is reported that the woman had used the copied MyKad on 17 August and 7 September this year to obtain her first and second dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the Lahad Datu vaccination centre.
The prosecution was led by deputy public prosecutor Mohd Naser Mohd Nadzeri, while Nurul Fariza Abdullah was represented by lawyer Muhammad Abdul Karim.
According to Sabah National Registration Department (NRD) officials, Nurul was arrested on 16 November when she turned up at the Lahad Datu NRD office to verify the identity card.
Meanwhile, the age of the woman and her actual country of origin are still under investigation.