Man faces death penalty if convicted of drug trafficking

Man pleads not guilty to intimidation, causing hurt to wife.

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KUCHING, Nov 23: A young man was charged with trafficking dangerous drugs in the Kuching High Court.

If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

High Court Judge Datuk Yew Jen Kie fixed March 4 to 8, 2019, for trial.

The accused, Goh Sie Kiat, 26, was faced with two charges. He was charged with trafficking 371.23 grammes of methamphetamine and 495.10 grammes of 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) on June 21, 2018 at about 11.30am at an apartment unit at MJC, Batu Kawa.

He was charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under subsection 39B(2) of the same Act.

In a separate case, a mother and daughter were charged for moneylending without a valid licence and were acquitted in the Magistrate’s Court.

Magistrate Faelly Jeffrey Lanjungan made the decision on Goh Chai Hong, 53 and Chan Tyng Tyng, 31.

They were charged under Subsection 5(2) of the Moneylenders Act 1952 for carrying on the business of moneylending without a valid licence on January 22, 2018 at about 3.40pm at Panovel Commercial Centre, Jalan Simpang Tiga.

Both accused were represented by counsel Shankar Ram and Daniel Ling.

The magistrate also ordered for the bail imposed to be refunded and exhibits in this case to be disposed of by the prosecution by returning the seized exhibits to the rightful owner after the period of appeal lapsed. — DayakDaily