|If you get caught selling marijuana in Malaysia they’ll give you more hemp — a hemp rope around your neck.|
If you are going to sell cannabis, please do it somewhere besides Malaysia. Three people, including one couple, were sentenced on Thursday to death by hanging by the high court at Temerloh, Malaysia for trafficking 4.5 kilograms (just under 10 pounds) of marijuana last year.
“Death by hanging is the only sentence provided for offenses under Section 39B (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1952,” said Judicial Commissioner Datuk Akhtar Tahir, reports Bernama, the official Malaysian national news agency.
Tahir said the prosecution had proven a prima facie case against Ahmad Mukamal Abdul Wahab, 37; Suhana Kamarudin, 28; and her husband Shawal Hashim, 37.
Ahmad Mukamal and Shawal reportedly shook their heads when the sentence was announced.
“I am not guilty,” Suhana shouted from the dock. “I have a child and had promised to return,” the young mother said.
The three were charged with selling marijuana near a McDonald’s restaurant at Genting Sempah at 12:30 a.m. on March 9, 2010.
Police stopped the vehicle in which they were traveling and seized the slabs of marijuana totaling 4.5 kilos.
Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Najmi Daud prosecuted the case. Counsel Zulkafli Abd Hamid defended Ahmad Mukamal and Shawal, while Ahmad Nizam Hamid defended Suhana.