Chicken rice seller gets death for trafficking cannabis

Shanti Gunaratnam

KUALA LUMPUR: A chicken rice seller was today sentenced to death by the High Court after he was found guilty of trafficking in almost one kilogramme of cannabis.

In handing down the death sentence to the calm and stoic Ng Kah Loon, 37, Judicial Commissioner Datuk Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah said the prosecution had succeeded in proving a case beyond reasonable doubt.

"The prosecution had also proven that the yellow plastic bag containing the cannabis was in Ng's possession, and had thrown the bag when he was approached by a police raiding

team. The accused also had tried running away but was arrested by the police.

Ng, a father of two, was found guilty of trafficking in 977 grams of cannabis at the five-foot way in front of the Seng Heng Electrical shop at Jalan Sarjana area in Taman Connaught off Jalan Cheras, near here at 7.15pm on Aug 26, 2015.

Counsel C.W. Chan, in mitigation, told the court his client is the sole breadwinner of his family.

"Besides his wife and two children, aged two and seven, he is also looking after his parents."

Five prosecution and one defence witness were called during the four-day trial which started on Feb 20.

Deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Nazneen Zulkifli appeared for the prosecution.