According to Astro Awani, six factory workers were charged at two separate magistrate’s courts yesterday (29 March) with committing forgery by submitting fake medical certificates (MC) between October last year and February this year.
Three of them, all male, pleaded guilty to the offence when the charge was read separately to them while another three, all female, claimed trial.
At the court presided by Magistrate Mohd Zaki Abdul Rahman, Muhammad Amir Md Ishak, 19, and Mohamad Hafizi Zainuddin, 28, were each fined RM2,700 after they pleaded guilty to submitting fake MCs to their employer Syarikat EMS M Engineering Medical System Sdn Bhd in Bukit Minyak this year.
The magistrate sentenced them to five days in jail from the date they were arrested on 23 March.
Amir and Hafizi were represented by counsel Abdul Nasir Wahid from the state Legal Aid Foundation. The counsel said Amir was only 19 and earned RM1,400 monthly. As for Hafizi, Nasir said he too earned RM1,400 and had to care for his parents.
“By pleading guilty, he has saved the court time and expenses,” Nasir mentioned.
At the same court as Amir and Hafizi, Nurul Izzah Abdul Razak, 20, claimed trial for committing a similar offence at the same place last year. Mohd Zaki set bail at RM5,000 with one surety and fixed 3 May for mention.
Deputy Public Prosecutor M. Kalaivaanan had asked for bail to be set at RM9,000. However, Izzah’s counsel told the court that his client was no longer employed and dependant on her sister who is the sole breadwinner.
Meanwhile, at the Magistrate’s Court presided by Magistrate B. Sri Pracha Nanthini, Muhamad Zulhakimi Masdi, 23, pleaded guilty to a similar offence at the same place, last year.
Sri Pracha Nanthini fined him RM3,500 and ordered him to serve five days in jail from the date of conviction (yesterday).
Lastly, at the same court – Nur Farah Amira Alisham, 21, and Marsya Fatini Mohd Rani, 20, claimed trial for committing similar offences at the same place this year too. Marsya faced two charges.
Marsha’s counsel told the court that his client was a mother of two, aged 2 and 4. Sri Pracha Nanthini set bail at RM4,000 each with once surety for both women and fixed 3 May for mention.