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Taking drugs again: Five years’ jail for duo
Published on: Friday, February 16, 2024
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Taking drugs again: Five years’ jail for duo
They were charged under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA)1952 read with Section 39C(1) of the same Act, which provides for a jail term between five years and seven years and whipping of not more than three strokes of the cane.
Kota Kinabalu: Two people, including a woman, were sentenced to five years’ jail each for taking drugs a third time.

Sharmin Idza Adnan and Norsyakillah Asmin, both 25, pleaded guilty before Sessions Court Judge Amir Shah Amir Hassan to consuming amphetamine and methamphetamine on Dec 17 and Dec 10, 2023, respectively.

The charges against them also stated that Sharmin and Norsyakillah had two conviction records on similar offence.

The court ordered Sharmin to be caned once while Norsyakillah was spared the whip.

They were charged under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA) 1952 read with Section 39C(1) of the same Act, which provides for a jail term between five years and seven years and whipping of not more than three strokes of the cane.

Sharmin and Norsyakillah, who were not represented, requested for a lenient sentence.

The prosecution applied for a deterrent sentence as both Sharmin and Norsyakillah were repeat offenders.

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old army personnel was charged with robbery.

Amirul Mukminin Rosol pleaded not guilty to robbing one Ali Farman and causing injury at 9pm on Jan 31, this year, at Chung Trading shop, at Jalan Kibabaig, Penampang.

He was charged under Section 394 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to 20 years and liability of a fine or whipping on conviction.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Tham Pou Jin in applying for a mention date, proposed no bail due to the seriousness of the offence.

Amirul, who was not represented, requested a lower bail amount, as he was taking care of his single mother.

The court set March 25 for mention and released the accused on a bail of RM8,000 in two sureties and ordered him to report to the nearest Police Station once a month.

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