MALAYSIA: TWO COUSINS TO HANG FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
April 20, 2011: two cousins have been sentenced to death by the High Court in Malaysia for trafficking in 938.30gm of cannabis two years ago.
Kharul Nizan Osman, 29, and Mohd Azizi Hashim, 28, from Kepala Batas were found guilty of trafficking the drug by the roadside in Kg Sungai Buloh, Sungai Petani on Jan 27, 2009.
Judicial Commissioner Datuk Zakiah Kassim held that the defence had failed to raise a reasonable doubt on the prosecutionâs case.
She added that Mohd Azizi, a former Seberang Prai Municipal Council worker, had admitted in his defence that the car in which he and Kharul Nizan were in during their arrest belonged to him and that he was in sole possession of the car keys.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Norshuhada Mohd Yatim prosecuted while the two accused were represented by A. Saha Deva. (Sources: The Star, 20/04/2011)