Malaysian Man to Hang for Cannabis Trafficking

SHAH ALAM: A former TMNet customer service technician was sentenced to death by the High Court here Friday after he was found guilty of trafficking in 1,800gm of cannabis at a petrol station in Petaling Jaya three years ago.

Justice Datuk Syed Ahmad Helmy Syed Ahmad held that the prosecution had proven its case against M. Saravanan Muthu, 35, beyond reasonable doubt.

“Since under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, there is only mandatory death penalty, I hereby pass the death sentence on the defendant,” said Ahmad Helmy.

Saravanan was found guilty of committing the offence at the Esso petrol station in Jalan Utara, Petaling Jaya, at about 9pm on March 9, 2006.

Prosecution led by deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin called seven witnesses while Saravanan Muthu was the only defence witness called by his counsel, S. S. Seelan.- Bernama

– Article from The Star Online.



  1. Khan on

    M. Saravanan Muthu = NON MUSLIM! get eye glasses, You sure need them.

  2. Pedro Gonzalez on

    Hang them high in an crazy country that *KILLS* people for using or possessing a non-toxic plant that can’t hurt anyone?! Dude, YOU’RE INSANE!!!

  3. Anonymous on

    You people seem to forget that this man was caught dealing an illegal subtance and had 1800 grams of pot on him in a country that hangs dealers. I have no sympathy for him and support Malaysia’s tough, no-nonsense approach to drugs. Hang him high!

  4. Anonymous on

    We cannot resort to going down in a blaze. That is already how those who oppose marijuana view users, crazy and willing to kill for nothing. Even though his country has a harsh sentence what good is reacting with violence going to do to change those laws? Wouldn’t that further validate their reason to kill those intertwined with drug culture? You simply cannot requite evil with evil.


    What do your neighbours think of you?And, the people who you call your “friends”? THEY sound like real Winners, too!

  6. Marc Embryo on

    One down.

  7. citizen U.S.A. on

    In any civilized 3RD. world country they should be hanging terrorest and child molesters not some pesant trying to feed his or her family

  8. Anonymous on

    Moral of the story: If you have weed in Malaysia, carry a gun around and if the cops show up, go out guns blazing. Better way to die than getting hanged and hopefully you’ll manage to take some of those corrupt bastards with you.