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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 29 January 1997
Jobless jailed for drug offence
MALACCA: A magistrate's court here sentenced an unemployed man yesterday to five years jail and ordered to be given 10 strokes of the rotan for possessing 62.3gm of cannabis.
Magistrate Rajendran Nayagam passed the sentence after Fouad Skh Mohamed, 22, changed his plea to guilty, midway in the trial which started on Monday.
Prosecuting officer Chief Insp Markhan Singh, in presenting the facts of case, said that Fouad was detained by a police party at the Blebang beach at 7.30pm on Aug 19, 1996.
On further investigation, the accused led the police party to Condo Ruby and showed where the cannabis were kept in a newspaper in a flat.
He said the accused had also confessed that the drugs were bought in Kuala Lumpur and were for his personal consumption.
Fouad's lawyer Shaari Nor, in his mitigation, urged the court to impose a minimum sentence as his client had pleaded guilty and was a first offender.
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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 31 January 1997
Jail, rotan for man who raped daughter
By Anthony Tan
SUNGAI PETANI: A father of seven was jailed a total of 20 years and ordered to be given eight strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here yesterday for raping his 13-year-old daughter on two consecutive days last year.
Judge Haji Ghazali Cha, who found the 43-year-old man guilty on two counts of raping the girl, jailed him 10 years and ordered that he be caned four times on each count.
He ordered the jail terms to run concurrently from the man's date of arrest on Oct 27 last year.
The man, a labourer, was convicted of raping the girl on Oct 18 and again the next day.
The rapes took place at their house in Yan district. The victim's mother was not at home on both occasions.
Ghazali said the accused had failed to raise a reasonable doubt against the prosecution's case.
The labourer, who represented himself, had earlier testified that he was not at home at the time of both incidents.
He was almost in tears when mitigating for a lighter sentence, saying this was his first offence.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Azmi Ariffin pressed for a heavy sentence saying that there had been many cases of fathers raping their own daughters.
He said the man's actions had destroyed his daughter's future.
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