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Borneo: Death penalty upheld for drug trafficker
Saturday 17 Mar 2012
Justice Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong Matjeraie who sat together with Justices Dato?
Azhar Hj Maah and Dato?Seri Hj Mohamad Apendi Hj Ali affirmed Soong Duh Jiun conviction and the death sentence imposed by the High Court here.
The three judges ruled that there was no merit in the appeal.
High Court judge Dato Abdul Rahman Sebli had on Sept 1, 2009, passed the death sentence on Soong after finding the latter guilty of trafficking in 898.59 grams of cannabis, 47.97 grams of MDMA, and 2.68 grams of ketamine.
The 36-year-old appellant committed the offence at about 4pm on April 19, 2008 beside Kedai Kopi Sri Puyau at Taman Dixon, in Luyang.
He was tried under Section 39B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, punishable under Section 39B (2) of the same act which provides for the mandatory death sentence on conviction.
In another case, the court set May 15 to hear Mohd Faris Mohd Johan appeal against his conviction and the death sentence imposed by the High Court here on Nov 26, 2009 for trafficking in 73.76 grams of syabu.
Mohd Faris was found guilty of committing the offence at an unnumbered house in Kampung Baru, Teluk Sepanggar, Menggatal at about 6.30pm on April 9, 2005.
He was also convicted Section 39B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1953.
Counsel Datuk Chau Chin Tang represented both appellants.
Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2012/03/17/death-penalty-upheld-for-drug-trafficker/#ixzz1pN5fIDQz
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