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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 1 March 2006
10 years' jail for ex-officer
PENANG: A former Customs Department officer who admitted to a lesser charge of drug possession should not be given any more “discount” by the court, as he is lucky enough to have escaped the gallows.
Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Jamil Aripin said the court should not even show any sympathy towards Aziz Yaman, 39, and instead, should impose a deterrent sentence to reflect the seriousness of the offence.
Aziz yesterday admitted to an alternative charge of possessing 206.4gm of cannabis at a house in Jalan Chain Ferry, Kampung Perlis, Butterworth, at 6.40am on June 11, 2004.
He was originally charged with trafficking in the drugs.
Aziz, represented by Md Yunos Shariff, pleaded guilty to the alternative charge.
Judicial Commissioner Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah ordered Aziz to be jailed 10 years from the date of his arrest on June 11, 2004 and to be caned 10 times.
According to the facts of the case presented by DPP Jamil, a police narcotics party led by Chief Insp Abdul Razak Osman raided a house in Kampung Perlis and found Aziz at the entrance.
When C/Insp Abdul Razak asked whether Aziz kept any prohibited items inside the house, he led the police party to a room where he took out a plastic packet containing six smaller packets of dried leaves believed to be cannabis from the pocket of a shirt hanging on a wall in the room.
DPP Jamil said public interest demanded that a deterrent sentence be imposed on drug offenders.
“Being a Customs officer at the time of the offence, the accused should realise how drugs could cripple a nation.
“Instead, he chose to get involved. He should, therefore, be prepared to face the consequences,” he said.
The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 7 March 2006
21 years for death of foetus, stabbing
KUCHING: A noodle seller was jailed 21 years for stabbing his pregnant sister-in-law and causing the death of her unborn baby two years ago.
She ordered the sentences to run consecutively from the date of sentencing yesterday.
On Feb 22, Kassim was convicted of stabbing 21-year-old Masni Sapong with a pair of scissors near the junction of Jalan Kampung Selang and Jalan Matang here on May 25, 2004.
Masni, the sister of Kassim's wife Hatiah, was seven months pregnant at the time.
Yew said she did not find any extenuating circumstances to allow a bond of good behaviour or a lighter sentence.
“The accused had perpetrated a cold-blooded and merciless attack on the victim, which resulted in the loss of life of an innocent unborn baby as well as put the victim's life at risk,” she said.
She added that the tough sentence should serve to punish the accused and as a warning and to deter potential offenders.
Counsel Anthony Tai applied for a stay of execution in view of the severity of the sentence. The application was denied.
Malay Mail, Kuala Lumpur, 8 March 2006
Defence counsel miffed by interruption
By Rita Jong
SHAH ALAM, March 8: A High Court judge jailed an Indonesian man on a drug possession charge yesterday, but not before exchanging cross words with defence counsel Ram Karpal Singh.
Datuk Heliliah Mohd Yusof sentenced Muhammad Ismail, 27, to nine years' jail
and 10 strokes of the rotan for the offence committed three years ago.
Malay Mail, Kuala Lumpur, 16 March 2006
Habitual offender unfazed by 13-year jail term
KUALA LUMPUR, March 16: Mohd Zailani Makhtar, a 44-year-old father of four, displayed no emotion when he was sentenced to 13 years' jail and 10 strokes of the rotan for dadah possession yesterday.
He did not seem perturbed as he has been in and out of jail
three times before for the same offence.
Borneo Bulletin, Brunei, 17 March 2006
Housebreakers get jail and caning
By Marie Sitong
BINTULU - Two men convicted of two counts of housebreaking and disposing of stolen
goods respectively were each penalised with prison terms by the Magistrate's Court
here on Wednesday.
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MUAR: One brother blamed it on pressure felt after his father's death, the other claimed to be stimulated by pornographic videos.
For raping their 17-year-old sister, the two brothers, aged 19 and 23, will now spend the next 30 years behind bars and will also receive 16 strokes of the rotan each.
Yesterday, Sessions Court Judge Mohd Fauzi Nassir sentenced the younger brother, who pleaded guilty to two charges of raping his sister at their house in Jalan Abdul Rahman here between May 2005 and Feb 14 this year, to 15 years' jail and eight strokes of the rotan on each charge. He ordered the sentences to run consecutively from yesterday.
After the sentences were passed, the youth's mother, who was inside the courtroom, broke down and cried.
Earlier, the accused told the court that he raped his sister because he was under pressure following his father's death in May last year.
Prosecuting officer Asst Supt Lim Ah Bah, in his submission, asked the court to a pass deterrent sentence as the accused had not only raped his sister several times but also used violence.
Judge Mohd Fauzi told the accused he had created a greater problem in raping his sister.
On March 7, the court had meted out a similar sentence on the elder brother, who also pleaded guilty to the same offence, claiming he was stimulated after watching pornographic videos.
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PENANG: An unemployed man was jailed 12 years and ordered to be whipped 10 times by a High Court here for possessing 1,929gm of cannabis.
Mohd Zaki Ismail, 30, pleaded guilty to an alternative charge of possessing the drug in his car on Jalan Kampung Gajah, Butterworth, on Nov 5, 2000.
He was originally charged with trafficking in the drug.
According to the facts of the case presented by DPP Jamil Aripin, Mohd Zaki, who was driving a Proton Satria from Butterworth towards Kepala Batas that day, made a U-turn on seeing a police roadblock at Jalan Kampung Kastam.
Three policemen gave chase on their motorcycles and Mohd Zaki was cornered at a dead end.
On searching the car, the policemen found two compressed slabs of cannabis on the floorboard behind the driver's seat.
Judicial Commissioner Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah ordered Mohd Zaki to serve his jail sentence from the day of his arrest.
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