Trial of 4 students on drug charges to be held on May 27

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, April 12: Four students of Vocational College Kuching were slapped with two charges at the Sessions Court here today for planting ganja plant and possessing ganja.

Two of the accused were also charged with possessing cannabis in another Sessions Court.

The trial for all these cases would be jointly heard before Sessions Court Judge Mohd Taufik Mohd Yusoff on May 27 after the four accused pleaded not guilty.

Fakhrullah Aqmal Mohamad Roslan, 23, Mohd Sarhan Suriansah, 20, Muhammad Hafiz Azim Mohamad Yahya, 22, Muhammad Nashihin Mat Zaidi, 23 were slapped with two charges.

Fakhrullah Aqmal Mohamad Roslan and Mohd Sarhan Suriansah were also charged with drugs possession.

For the first charge, they were alleged to be planting a cannabis plant behind an unnumbered house at Kampung Atas Sg Cina on Feb 25, 2019, at about 4pm.

For the first charge, they were charged under Section 6B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 6B(3) of the same Act and read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which carries life imprisonment and whipping of not less than six strokes, upon conviction.

In the second charge, they were accused to be in possession of 33.6g of cannabis at an unnumbered house at Kampung Atas Sg Cina on Feb 25, 2019, at about 4pm.

For this offence, they were charge under Section 6 of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable Section 39A(1) of the same Act and read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which carries imprisonment of not less than two years and not more than five years and whipping of not less than three strokes but not more than nine strokes, if found guilty.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nor Azhari Yusof prosecuted, while the third accused, Muhammad Hafiz Azim Mohamad Yahya, was represented by Michael Tiang. The other accused was unrepresented.

Meanwhile, Fakhrullah Aqmal Mohamad Roslan was also charged to be in possession of 154.23g of cannabis at Kampung Atas Sg Cina on Feb 25 at about 4pm.

The other accused, Mohd Sarhan Suriansah, was also charged with possessing 76.49g of cannabis at Kampung Atas Sg Cina on Feb 25 at about 4pm.

They were charged Section 6 of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 39A(2) of the same Act, which carries imprisonment term of not less than five years and shall be punished with whipping of not less than 10 strokes. — DayakDaily