S’wakian’s trial for drug trafficking set for Sept, Oct
Published on: Tuesday, May 04, 2021
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Kota Kinabalu: A 27-year-old Sarawakian, who was charged with trafficking 2,129.1gm of syabu will go on trial in September and October this year.

High Court Judicial Commissioner Amelati Parnell set Sept 13–15, 17 and Oct 11-14 for the trial of Anthony Chan Wei Onn during mention of his case on Monday.

Chan, an air-conditioner repairman, was accused of trafficking 2,129.1gm of syabu at 6.20pm on July 12, 2019 at the J&T Express premises on the ground floor of Kolam Plaza Phase 1 in Jalan Lintas.

He had on Jan 20, 2020 claimed trial to the charge under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, which carries the death sentence or imprisonment for life and whipping not less than 15 strokes if not sentenced to death, on conviction.

The prosecution would be calling about 21 witnesses in the trial.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Khairuddin Idris prosecuted while Chan was represented by counsel Ram Singh.

Chan was ordered to be remanded further pending the date as the charge against him has no provision for bail.

Meanwhile, in the Magistrate’s Court, three men were penalised for taking syabu.

Al Aziz Abu, Astone Neoh and Rahmat Musneh pleaded guilty before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie to committing the offence at separate locations here between March 7 and April this year.

Aziz and Astone were sentenced to six months’ jail each while Rahmat was fined RM2,500 or six months jail.

They were each charged under Section 15(1) of the Dangerous Drug Act provides for a fine of up to RM5,000 or up to two years jail on conviction.

Inspector Suzie @ Stephanie Kupit prosecuted.


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