Man sentenced to life imprisonment, 33 strokes of cane for drug offences

The accused being escorted by police officers.

KUCHING, Nov 2: A man was found guilty of trafficking and possessing dangerous drugs, and sentenced to life imprisonment, 33 strokes of the cane and a fine of RM5,000.

High Court Judge Dato’ Yew Jen Kie in her judgement said that the accused, Taing Haw Kwong, 59 was found guilty of all four charges here on Wednesday.

She sentenced the accused to imprisonment for life in respect of the first and second charges and 15 strokes of the cane for each of the first and second charge.

In respect of the third charge, the accused was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and three strokes of the cane.

For the fourth charge, the accused was fined RM5,000 in default of two months’ imprisonment.


All the jail sentences are to take effect from the date of arrest and to run concurrently.

For the first and second charges, the accused was charged with trafficking 2,047.5 grammes of Methhylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and 769.5 grammes of Methamphetamine on March 23, 2016 at about 12.30pm at an apartment at Lorong Lapangan Terbang. He was found guilty under section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952 which is punishable under section 39B(2) of the same Act, which upon conviction shall be punished with death.

For the third charge, he was charged with possessing 20.8 grammes of Methamphetamine on March 23, 2016 at about 12.30pm at an apartment at Lorong Lapangan Terbang. He was found guilty under section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952 which is punishable under section 39A(1) of the same Act.

As for the fourth charge, he was charged with possessing 73.7 grammes of Ketamine. He was found guilty under section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952 which is punishable under section 12(3) of the same Act. — DayakDaily