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Man Charged With Harbouring Immigrants

A 31-year-old man is in the docks for allegedly harbouring six immigrant women for sex exploitation since August this year.

Chong Lim Fatt claimed trial when the charges were read before Ipoh Sessions Court judge Ikhmal Hishan Mohd Tajuddin today.

He was alleged to have smuggled in six Thai women, aged between 30 and 40, at a premise at Jalan Siswa, Taman Siswa, Kampar.

The accused, believed to be a massage centre caretaker, faces six charges under Section 12 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act, which carries a maximum of 15 years’ jail term, fine, or both if found guilty.

The court set the bail at RM 35,000 and September 29th for mention.