Indonesian Teen Fined for Impersonating Police in Malaysia
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - An Indonesian teenage girl was fined in Malaysia for impersonating a police officer and donning a police uniform. Citing Malay Mail on September 27, 2023, she was fined a total of RM 1,500 in default two months in jail. During the proceeding, the girl was unrepresented by legal counsel.
The incident happened when the girl entered Satok police station in Sarawak at around 02:30 p.m. on September 12, 2023. She introduced herself as a police officer.
Her claim drew the suspicion of police personnel who, upon further checks, established she was not a member of the force and placed her under arrest. It was informed that the accused had expressed interest in becoming a police officer and had wanted to become friends with the police.
The charges against the accused were framed under Section 170 of the Penal Code, and Section 89 of the Police Act 1967.
Meanwhile, a check on her passport found that the accused, who entered Sarawak through the Tebedu Immigration, Customs, Quarantine, and Security checkpoint, had overstayed in Malaysia for 54 months and 22 days following the expiration of her social visit pass.
The 17-year-old pleaded guilty before magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi who imposed a fine of RM1,000 in default one month in jail for the first charge, and RM500 in default one month in jail for the second charge.
The court also ordered the teenager to be referred to the Malaysian Immigration Department for further action. For this offense, she was fined RM10,000 in default six months’ jail by the Sessions Court here yesterday after pleading guilty to the charge before Judge Musli Ab Hamid.
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