03 Apr '11, 2am

'Pirate' caught peddling fake DVDs in Malaysia govt offices: KOTA KINABALU - PUSHED by stiff competition from si...

KOTA KINABALU - PUSHED by stiff competition from sidewalk vendors and video shops, some illegal DVD sellers are now walking into government offices to sell their wares. One was caught recently and charged yesterday with trying to sell 28 pirated DVDs at a government department here. Kota Kinabalu police chief ACP Ahmad Sofi said Datu Alimuddin Datu Aliuddin, a Filipino, was nabbed at the Sabah Land and Survey Department office on March 30 following a tip off from staff there. A magistrate's court fined the 41-year-old RM8,000 (S$3,330) in lieu of 10 months' jail for his crime, an offence under Section 18(4) (a) of the Film Censorship Act 2002. Datu Alimuddin was later taken to the Immigration Court and charged with staying illegally in the state. -- THE STAR/ANN

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