Jail, whipping for illegal entry

KUCHING: An illegal immigrant, who pleaded guilty to entering the country illegally, was sentenced to six months’ jail and one stroke of the rotan yesterday.

The Sessions Court judge meted out the sentence on Rico after he pleaded guilty under Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63.

The accused was arrested at So Good Cafe near Height Drive Commercial Centre here at 9.30pm on May 1 after he failed to show any valid identification documents when checked by police.