Detained by immigration for working on a social/tourist visa

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asked on Feb 28, 2017 at 08:24
by   Fizzykizz
edited on Mar 6, 2017 at 05:40
Asking here because the place appears to be a good resource for information. My friend, an Indonesian, was detained by immigration on 15th February 2017.

She was working in a massage establishment on a social/tourist visa. She hadn't overstayed; the day they detained her, she'd been in Malaysia (Johor Bahru) for about 10 days or so.

I realize that most queries here are about visa overstays, but this isn't the case. This is violating the visa's terms as opposed to overstaying the duration allowed.

My question is, does this kind of violation:
- result in a ban?
- carries a possible prison sentence?

Would the immigration hold her until sentencing (however long that takes) or would they possibly want to deport her before her social pass duration expires?

Thanks for any information and/or insight you people can offer.
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