SHAH ALAM, May 9 (Bernama) -- The High Court upholds a 30-year jail sentence
and 10 strokes of the cane imposed on a man for planting ganja, two years ago.
Judge Datuk Mohd Sofian Abdul Razak made the decision after rejecting an
appeal from Mohd Amri Maskor, 30, against a decision by the Klang Sessions Court
on Aug 4 last year to sentence him to 30 years jail after he pleaded guilty to
For the offence, he was charged under Section 6B (1) (a) of the Dangerous
Drug Act 1952, and was punished under Section 6B (3) of the same act, which
provided for a life sentence and at least six strokes of the cane.
The Klang Sessions Court also imposed a five-year jail and 10 strokes on the
accused who pleaded guilty to a second charge of having under his control a
plastic packet containing dried ganja leaves weighing 187.7 grammes.
Mohd Amri was also sentenced to three years jail by the same court after he
pleaded guilty to a third charge of having under his control a package made from
newspapers containing ganja seeds weighing 10.53 grammes.
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All the three offences were allegedly committed at a house in Kampung Baru
Haji Razali, Nine-and-a-half Mile, Tanjung Karang, here, about 3.30am on May 14,
Mohd Amri was ordered to undergo the three sentences concurrently from the
date he was arrested.
When making his decison, Mohd Sofian said the 30-year jail imposed on the
accused was the minimum and he urged the accused to mend his ways and carry out
a new life after he had completed his sentences.
In the appeal proceedings, the accused was not represented while deputy
Public Prosecutor Fazillah Begum Abdul Ghani was present on behalf of the
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