Two Covid-19 Positive Foreigners Charged in Lock Up, Ward

PETALING JAYA: Two foreign men who were confirmed positive for Covid-19 were charged in a lockup and a hospital ward respectively, through the ‘Zoom’ video-conferencing application.

A 33-year-old Bangladeshi who is currently being held in a lockup here was charged with absconding after he was tested positive for Covid-19.

He was alleged to have committed the offence at a project site in Kota Damansara here at 10pm on Oct 22.

The charge under Section 269 of the Penal Code provides for a maximum jail term of six months, or a fine, or both, if convicted.

No plea was recorded from the accused who was unrepresented, as he did not understand Bahasa Melayu.

DPP Sharifah Zafirah Syed Mustapa prosecuted.

Magistrate M. Barath set Feb 8 next year for mention in the presence of an interpreter.

Meanwhile, a 43-year-old Indian national who was detained in a hospital ward for being Covid-19 positive pleaded not guilty to living in Malaysia without a valid permit.

He was alleged to have commited the offence at Persiaran Margosa Bandar Sri Damansara here at 6.30pm on Nov 2.

According to Section 6 (1) (c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 he can be punished under Section 6 (3) of the same Act which provides a maximum fine of RM10,000 or imprisonment for up to five years and whipping of not more than six times, if convicted.

DPP Zamriah Zarifah Aris prosecuted, while the accused was represented by lawyer Syed Azharul Asiq Syed Azhar.

Magistrate Muhammad Iskandar Zainol set Jan 18 for mention. – Bernama


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