KUCHING – A 20-year-old man was charged under Section 170 of the Penal Code after pleading guilty to impersonating a doctor at a PPV in Kuching.
Shah Hairil Izman Dave was found to have committed the offense between June 17 and July 1 by carrying a fake staff pass into the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) for 32 times.
He was nabbed by police last Thursday (July 1) at the Stadium Perpaduan vaccination centre in Petra Jaya after an SGH staff lodged a report to SGH’s management and police.
If convicted, Shah Hairil faces a two-year jail sentence or a fine or both.
Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi has set August 18 as the deadline for Shah Hairil to submit his social report before officially handing down the sentence.
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