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Malaysia: Teen Jailed For Life Gets Extra Caning

Media Awareness Project04 Apr 2000 Source: Star (Malaysia)

Malaysia: Teen Jailed For Life Gets Extra Caning

TEEN JAILED FOR LIFE GETS EXTRA CANINGMUAR: A teenager who was sentenced by a Sessions Court last week to

life imprisonment and six strokes of the rotan for having a ganja plant received another two years’ jail and three more strokes yesterday–this time from a magistrate’s court — for possessing 37gm of ganja.

Mohd Naziff Ahmad, 18, from Jalan Temenggong Ahmad, who was charged under Section 6, read together with Section 39A(1)(f) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, pleaded guilty before magistrate Abdul Ghafar Abdul Latif.

Mohd Naziff was arrested on Nov 10 last year with 16 packets of ganja weighing a total of 37gm.

Prosecuting officer Chief Insp R. Balakrishnan told the court Mohd Naziff was charged on March 30 with having a ganja plant and was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Sessions Court.

The magistrate ordered the two-year sentence to run concurrently with the life imprisonment which Mohd Naziff received from the higher court four days ago.

On March 30, Mohd Naziff pleaded guilty when he was charged under Section 6D(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 in the sessions court with having the ganja plant.

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