Two female students arrested by police for using fake interstate travel permits.
Pahang police who were manning a roadblock after the Bentong toll plaza became suspicious after inspecting an interstate travel permit that indicated the two students were allowed to attend classes in Kuantan.
Photo via New Straits Times
According to FMT, Bentong district police chief, Zaiham Mohd Kahar said that the two suspects aged 22-years-old who were travelling in the same car were arrested at a roadblock after the Bentong toll plaza at around 6:45 pm on Wednesday (April 21st) after the officers on duty doubted the authenticity of the form submitted by the students.
“Preliminary investigations indicated that the stamp and signature of the police station chief who approved the form for the journey from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan on the grounds of attending classes was fake and produced using a scanner,” he explained.
“Police also found a copy of a blank form with a fake signature which purportedly belonged to the police station chief on the smartphone of one of the suspects, which believed to have been used to produce the interstate travel permit form,” he added.
Both suspects also tested positive for cannabis and further investigations were being conducted under Sections 468 and 471 of the Penal Code.
The Movement Control Order (MCO) is a preventative measure implemented by the government to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
And, we get it, many of us are missing home and our families, but we’re all in this together, guys! Let’s help each other out and work together to help flatten the curve.
Hopefully we can all balik kampung to see our families very soon! Take care, everyone.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat