MALAYSIA – The arrest of a Swedish man, who was jailed in Thailand for major credit card fraud, again resurrects the issue on immigration checks in Sabah for people coming from Labuan through sea transport.
Per Johan Robin Bentley, 28, managed to get into Malaysia despite his previous arrest due to his involvement in major credit card fraud in Thailand, the Daily Express reported.
Bentley pleaded guilty to illegally entering through the Jesselton Point ferry terminal on March 24. He has stayed in Malaysia from Thailand for the past five months but was arrested in Sabah last March.
Because of his guilty plea, Bentley was fined MYR4,000 and will spend four months in jail. He will also be give a stroke of the cane.
Bentley was jailed in Thailand for ATM card skimming and fake credit cards. His operation resulted to a loss of MYR1.1m in major Thai cities.
Jesselton Point has long been tagged as entry points for illegal aliens because of the lack of immigration checks.
The State Barisan Nasional and opposition parties have called on the Malaysian government to immediately address the issue to prevent other illegal aliens from entering Malaysia through Sabah.
Bentley said he wanted to travel to the Philippines from Malaysia before flying back to Sweden. – BusinessNewsAsia.com