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New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, 5 March 2002
Minibus conductor gets seven years, rotan for dope conviction
By Rosnazura Idrus
KUALA LUMPUR: A mini-bus conductor who pleaded guilty to possessing 66 plastic packets containing a mixture of heroin and morphine was sentenced by the Sessions Court today to seven years' jail and 10 strokes of the rotan.
Judge Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab imposed the sentence on Mohd Hassim Jalal, 26, for possessing 64 plastic packets containing 14.66g mixture of drugs (1.27g heroin and 13.39g monoacetylmorphines) in a room at house No. 12936F, Kampung Sungai Mulia T5, Gombak, about 2.30am on June 27 last year.
Mohd Hassim was also sentenced to two years' jail for possessing two plastic packets containing 0.21g mixture of drugs (0.04g heroin and 0.17g monoacetylmorphines) at the same place and time.
Mohd Zaki ordered both sentences to run concurrently from the date of arrest.
The first offence is punishable under section 39A(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 with between five and 20 years' jail and whipping. The second offence punishable under section 12(3) of the same Act with a maximum five years' jail or fine or both.
Mohd Hassim had earlier claimed trial but changed his plea to guilty yesterday, the first day of trial.
The facts stated that a team of policemen from the Narcotics Department of the Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent went to the house following a tip off and found two plastic packets containing substance suspected to be heroin in Mohd Hassim's trouser pocket.
They were later taken to a room where they found a pouch hidden in one of the pockets of a jacket. In the pouch, there were 54 plastic packets in three envelopes.
They found 10 other plastic packets containing pink powder suspected to be heroin.
In mitigation, counsel T. Suresh urged the court to give the minimum sentence to Mohd Hassim as he had pleaded guilty.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Fatimah Zahari asked the court to take into account the amount of drugs involved.
She also said that Mohd Hassim had a previous conviction for which he was jailed six months for running from a drug rehabilitation centre.
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New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, 22 March 2002
Dope dealer avoids gallows only because of amended charge
By Audrey Dermawan
PENANG: A former odd-job worker escaped the death penalty today when the prosecution applied to the High Court to amend the charge of dadah trafficking to that of possession.
Jamaluddin Mohamad Ali, 23, pleaded guilty to the amended charge and was sentenced by High Court Judge Tee Ah Sing to seven years' jail and ordered to given 10 strokes of the rotan.
He was initially charged under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 with trafficking in 78.49 grammes of heroin at 1.30am in house No 334B in Kampung Bagan Serai, mainland Permatang Pauh, on Oct 15, 1998.
In mitigation, Jamaluddin, who was represented by counsel S.P. Raman and A.A. Athimulan, asked for a lenient sentence as he had no previous conviction.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Anuar Abdul Rahman said Jamaluddin's offence should be viewed seriously in the eyes of the public.
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Sarawak Tribune, Kuching, 27 March 2002
Man gets 15 years jail for raping daughter
By Danny Wong
SIBU - A man who pleaded guilty to raping his own daughter on three occasions was sentenced to 15 years jail and six strokes of the rottan by the Sessions Court here, yesterday.
Judge Hajah Mariah Ahmad when meting out the sentence said rape was a very serious offence and the offenders should be punished in accordance with the law.
Rahman Seri, 35, of Kampung Sentosa, Jalan Salim was charged with raping his own daughter aged 12 on three occasions - in January, February and on 6 March, this year.
Rahman was sentenced to 15 years jail and two strokes of the rottan for each of the three charges. However, Mariah ordered the sentences to run concurrently except the whipping.
She also ordered the accused to serve his sentence from the date of his arrest on 7 March.
Earlier, prosecuting officer ASP David Ajek told the court that about 9.30 am on 7 March, the victim accompanied by her mother lodged a police report claiming that she was raped by her father on several occasions and each time her father would warn her not to tell her mother about it.
The three incidents all happened in their house at Kampung Sentosa, Jalan Salim.
Acting on information received, police arrested the accused in his house at 5.50 pm on 7 March.
The court was also told that medical examination confirmed that the girl's private part was injured as a result of forced sexual intercourse.
In a cautioned statement, Rahman confessed to have raped his daughter on several occasions since January last year.
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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 28 March 2002
Store assistant abandoned by his mother, court told
KUALA LUMPUR: A 20-year-old store assistant, who was convicted yesterday for drug possession, had been working since he was 11 and was abandoned by his mother when he was six, the High Court here heard yesterday.
Chu Chiang Siong, however, was sentenced to 15 years' jail for having 256.25gm of mixed heroin and monoacetyl morphine at a condominium block in Setapak in April 2000.
He was also ordered to be given 10 strokes of the rotan by Justice Wira Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusoff.
The offence was committed at the Kondominium Heritage in Jalan Pahang at 5pm on April 26.
In meting out the sentence, the judge said he took into account Chu's age as well as his family background.
Chu's counsel, Gurbachan Singh, speaking in mitigation for a light sentence, said his client was deprived of his parents' affection at a very young age.
Earlier, Chu's welfare report was read out in court detailing Chu's family background.
His mother reportedly abandoned him at the age of six following frequent arguments with his father.
The report said Chu severed ties with his father four years ago after the former fishmonger lost his fortune gambling.
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New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, 29 March 2002
Ex-Tenmaga tech gets three years, rotan for taking RM2,000 bribe
By S. Bala
TAIPING: A former Tenaga National Bhd technician from Krian was today sentenced to three years' jail by the Sessions Court for receiving a bribe of RM2,000.
Sessions Judge Stanley Augustin also ordered B. Aravendhan, 29, to receive six strokes of the rotan.
Aravendhan was charged with receiving RM2,000 bribe from Hasni Othman for settling a case regarding tightening and increasing aluminium lines which had not been done properly which caused an electrical sub-station to explode.
The money was alleged to have been given to Aravendhan's superior Azahar Omar.
The offence was alleged to have been committed at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at Parit Buntar at 5.20pm on April 10, 1996.
Defence counsel M. Athimulam applied for a stay of execution pending appeal. The bail was increased from RM2,500 to RM10,000 with one surety.
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