Penang Stall Worker Gets 18 Years, 10 Stroke for Cannabis Possession

A stall worker was sentenced to 18 years in jail and 10 rotan strokes after being convicted for cannabis possession.

High Court Judge Datuk Zamani A Rahim passed judgement and asked to the sentence to run from Noor Azman Abidin’s arrest date.

The 40-year-old had on him 1,941g of cannabis in a vehicle parked behind Air Hitam’s Sunshine Shopping Complex at 3pm on January 5 2011.

He was charged under Section 39A (2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act which carries maximum life imprisonment and a minimum of not less than five years imprisonment with a minimum of 10 strokes of the rotan, if convicted.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Saliza Ismail prosecuted, with Hussaini Abdul Rashid representing the father of three.

– Article originally from The Malaysian Insider.