Monday January 28, 2013
Myanmar men charged with people smuggling
ALOR SETAR: Eight Myanmar nationals have been charged in the Sessions Court here with smuggling 474 of their countrymen into Malaysia.
Teh Oun, 52, Aung Win, 45, Ton Lil, 30, Tan Win Mow, 29, Tun Tun Ni, 25, Til Wen, 25, Ah Hin, 20, and Lia Min Tong, 20, are alleged to have committed the offence at Pantai Kok in Langkawi at about 10.20am on Dec 30.
They were jointly charged with transporting the group of people who were without any valid travelling document.
The charge under Section 26J of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Immigrants Act carries a jail sentence of up to five years upon convition.
Offenders can also be fined up to RM250,000.
No plea was recorded owing to the unavailability of an interpreter yesterday.
Judge Mohd Rosli Osman fixed March 4 for mention. The accused were all unrepresented.