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Malaysia: Indonesian To Hang For Drug Trafficking
Monday 31 May 2010
Judicial Commissioner Datuk Asmabi Mohamad found Hasbala Mohd Sarong, 22, guilty of committing the offence in front of the Proton factory at about 10pm on Feb 27, 2004, after ruling that he had failed to cast a reasonable doubt on the prosecution's case.
The offence under section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 carries the mandatory death on conviction.
Both the prosecution and defence called seven witnesses each.
Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Suhairy Zakaria appeared for the prosecution while Hasbala was represented by counsel V. Samynathan.
Meanwhile, in another High Court, Judicial Commissioner Dr Badariah Sahamid acquitted and discharged Pakistani national Abdul Latif Muhamad Bakhsh, 38, of trafficking in 168.73gm of methamphetamine in front of the Cahaya Food Court in Jalan Pandan Cahaya 2/2, Ampang, at about 10.15pm on Nov 28, 2008.
She held that the prosecution had failed to show that Abdul Latif had control and possession of the drug.
She, however, ordered Abdul Latif's co-accused, Majid Saleh Jahromi Amrollah, 44, an Iranian national, to enter his defence on the same charge after ruling that the prosecution had proven that he had control and possession of the drug but not for the trafficking offence.
Deputy public prosecutors Harris Ong Mohd Jeffrey Ong and Zainal Azwar Kamaruddin appeared for the prosecution while Abdul Latif and Majid were represented by counsel Halim Ashgar Mohd Hilmi and Hisyam Teh Poh Teik.
In another High Court in Kota Baharu, a shop assistant, Ahmad Sa'ad Hazmin, 25, was sentenced to death for trafficking in 979 pills of methamphetamine weighing 13.94gm at an eatery in Kampung Kasar, Pasir Mas, at 8.40pm on Jan 29, 2008.
Justice Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim held that the prosecution had proven its case against him beyond reasonable doubt.
Deputy public prosecutor Wan Abdul Razak Wan Hussin appeared for the prosecution while counsel Wan Naziruddin Wan Jaafar appeared for Ahmad Sa'ad.
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