Man convicted on drug related charges has appeal thrown out by High Court

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Oct 1: The High Court here has affirmed the decision of the Magistrate’s Court to convict a government servant to a charge of administering amphetamine and methamphetamine.

Azwin Buang was found guilty and convicted of the charge of administering dangerous drugs by Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi on Oct 6, 2020 and was sentenced to a fine of RM5,000 or in default five months imprisonment.


On Oct 9, 2020, Azwin filed an appeal to the High Court on the Margistrate’s Court’s decision.

High Court Judge Datuk Zaleha Rose Pandin today dismissed Azwin’s appeal and affirmed the sentence of the Magistrate’s Court.

Azwin was found administering the drugs amphetamine and methamphetamine at the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Division of Kuching District police headquarters, at about 11.35am on March 7, 2019.

He was charged under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 15(1) of the same Act, which provides for a maximum sentence of two years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to RM5,000, or both upon conviction.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Musli Abdul Hamid appeared for the prosecution while the appellant was represented by Counsel Osman Ibrahim. — DayakDaily