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Judicial CP - September 2002



masthead The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 6 September 2002

Man gets jail, rotan for drug charges

MUAR: A 37-year-old man was jailed a total of 11 and a half years and given 10 strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to possessing more than 13gm of two types of drugs.

Tee Bon Heng, from Pagoh, pleaded guilty to possessing 12.09gm of monacetylmorphine and 1.66gm of methamphetamine in a hut at a durian orchard in Kampung Paya Selamat near Lenga on Dec 10 last year.

He faced two charges - Section 39A(2)(C) and Section 12(2) for possession of the two drugs - under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

According to the facts of the case, police found several plastic packets, which contained brown powder and some pills, Tee's driving licence and an identity card in the hut.

Tests carried out by the Chemistry Department showed that the powder and pills contained the two drugs.

Sessions Court judge Norazlan Ahmad then sentenced Tee to 11 years' jail and 10 strokes of the rotan for the first charge and six months' jail for the second charge, and ordered the sentences to run concurrently from the date of arrest.

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New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, 18 September 2002

Terengganu hudud laws expected to be gazetted by Dec 31

By Nik Imran Abdullah

Menteri Besar [State Premier] Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said the State Government was now in the process of gazetting the enactment.

He said the Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin gave his assent to the enactment early this month.

"The preparation for the law to be enforced is on-going and the enactment will be gazetted this year.

"But we are neither pushing it nor are we in a hurry to get it gazetted," he told reporters after chairing the State Executive Council meeting today.

The enactment, passed at the last State Assembly meeting on July 8, introduces Quranic punishments for six types of offences: theft, robbery, illicit sex (including incest and sodomy), false accusation of illicit sex, drinking liquor and apostasy.

Punishments include the amputation of limbs, death by stoning, whipping and jail.

There is also a section on qisas (law of retribution) for murder and causing injury, whereby offenders would face punishments equal to the crime.

The enactment would apply to all Muslims over the age of 18 who commit offences in Terengganu. Non-Muslims may opt to be covered by it.

Abdul Hadi said apart from the appointment of syariah court judges, the State Government had also appointed Hisbah commissioner Nordin Saidin and deputy commissioner Yusoff Nordin before the laws could be enforced.

New Straits Times (M) Berhad




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