Pakistani accountant faces jail, fine and lashes for forgery in Malaysia

09:37 PM | 10 Jul, 2018
Pakistani accountant faces jail, fine and lashes for forgery in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR - A Pakistani accountant has been sentenced to seven years and eight months' jail, three strokes of the cane, and fined RM50,000 (around Rs1.51 million) for involvement in illegal procurement of passport for other persons and for being in possession of various fake Malaysian Immigration Department's stamps last year.

Abdullah Qayyum, 26, was handed a sentence by a session court after he pleaded guilty to the two charges, the Bernama reported on Tuesday.

For the first charge, the man admitted to having procured two passports for two individuals from India and Philippine, at a fast food restaurant in Seri Gombak, Taman Sri Gombak, Batu Caves, here at 7.30 pm on Feb 19.

The charge under Section 12(A) of the Passports Act 1966 provides for a maximum fine of RM50,000 or five years' jail, or both, if convicted.

Abdullah also admitted to the second charge of being in possession of fake stamps of Kuala Lumpur Immigration Department, Sultan Abu Bakar Complex Immigration Office and KLIA Immigration Office, as well as three fake Temporary Working Visit Pass stickers, and a fake I-Kad in the name of Pinto Riza.

Pakistanis in Malaysia form the largest Pakistani diaspora community in southeast Asia and the tenth-largest in Asia as a whole. In addition to the 10,000 Pakistanis working in Malaysia, according to official figures, the country receives as many as 50,000 visitors from Pakistan each year.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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