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Malaysia: Tyre Shop Assistant To Hang For Trafficking Cannabis
Wednesday 02 Sep 2009
Judge Datuk Su Geok Yiam said she arrived at the verdict after being satisfied that the prosecution had proved its case against the accused, Lim Kok Yong, 24, beyond all reasonable doubt.
"There is only one sentence for this offence which is death by hanging," she said.
Lim, who was standing in the dock, was seen to be calm on hearing the punishment awaiting him.
He committed the offence at house No: 57, Jalan Pandamaran Jaya 21, Pandamaran, Port Klang around 10.45pm on Nov 4, 2004.
He was charged under Section 39B (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 39B (2) of the same act, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
Throughout the trial, the prosecution represented by Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Razali Che Ani had called seven witnesses while the defence, represented by lawyer Datuk Hanif Hashim produced three.
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