MALAYSIA: MAN GETS DEATH FOR TRAFFICKING SYABU
April 7, 2011: a man was sentenced to death by the High Court in Sabah State, Malaysia, for trafficking in 141.61 grammes of Syabu last year.
Justice Datuk Abdul Rahman Sebli meted out the sentence after finding Edmund John, 38, guilty of trafficking in the drug at a house at Lorong Pokok Resam in Taman BDC on March 22, 2010.
He was convicted under Section 39B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
In his reserved judgment, Abdul Rahman held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.
âAs required under Section 182A (1) of the Criminal Procedure Code, I have considered all the evidence adduced and I am satisfied that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.
Therefore the accused is convicted of the charge,â Abdul Rahman said.
âI order the accused to be brought to a lawful place where he shall be hanged by the neck until his death,â he said, adding that all the exhibits be returned to the prosecution to be kept, pending disposal of Edmundâs appeal. (Sources: Borneo Post, 08/05/2011)