Saturday, 21 June 2008

Minister's brother freed from trafficking drugs

Kota Kinabalu High Court Datuk Ian H C Chin yesterday discharged and acquitted project coordinator Mohd Jusnaidi Omar, 36, of a charge of trafficking 1,011gms of cannabis and possession of 23.98gms of syabu.

However, the younger brother of Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Minister Datuk Mohd Noh Omar, was re-arrested after coming out of the courtroom and now detained for 60 days without trial as provided for under the Dangerous Drugs (Preventive Measures) Act.

Mohd Jusnaidi thus escaped the hangman's noose for the trafficking charge and
imprisonment of between two and five years plus between three and nine strokes of the rotan for drugs possession.

Justice Chin, in his judgement, held that the prosecution failure to call Mohd Jusnaidi's second wife Nurul Ashikin to testify during the trial was fatal to the prosecution case.

Mohd Jusnaidi, in his defence, told the court that he did not know about the drugs in his bag until he and Nurul were arrested at Terminal 2, Low Cost Carrier Terminal at Tanjung Aru at 10am on May 20, last year.

He said it was Nurul who packed their clothing before leaving for Kota Kinabalu and could had wrongly put in the drugs instead of bird nest.Mohd Jusnaidi had told the court that Nurul's cousin Ella and boyfriend who were staying with them in Selangor were drugs addicts.

Mohd Jusnaidi was defenced by Zahir Hussein Shah while the prosecution was conducted by Deputy Public Prosecutor Gan Peng Kun.

3 comments:

HHunter said...

Banyak lagi kes jenayah celebrity yang kana sapu bawah lantai krana quality investigation durang darjah 6 punya standard. Ingat kes Noritta Samsuddin, Kes YB Norjan di KK, etc. Tapi yang paling 1st Klas, kes Dtk Mokhtar Hashim sebelum Judiciary kita dimanipilasi oleh Mahathir

Anonymous said...

Legal "technicalities"......"loopholes"....treat the law of the nation ....of most nations...as something like that in the game of Chess.

Laws are finely-knitted words imperfectly embedded with "loopholes!". Those in the legal profession know this very well. A game of words, guts and worldly wisdom!

When a government "beliittles or abuses" the supremacy of law...it is only natural for the ones supressed by it to further pursue their thoughts "in a more cruel manner!"

The nation's present political, economic and social circumstances make the learned mind of a citizen to wonder that Karl Marx ideas on capitalism and Mao's dictum that "real power comes from the barrel of a gun" may be the answer to their many woes...afterall!

If one really sees it...Malaysia is at the moment "self-destructing"...racism, a mismanaged economy and social fabric that is on the verge of being morally corrupt!

Save Malaysia...adapt to the American's 2-party system!

Lord of the Nunuk Ragang,
Gunung Kinabalu



(note: This comment here is in no way commenting the acquittal of the accused Mohd. Jusnaidi Omar by Datuk Ian Chin. This comment is made as a reminder to all that the law is supreme above all here in Malaysia!)

Anonymous said...

Legal "technicalities"......"loopholes"....treat the law of the nation ....of most nations...as something like that in the game of Chess.

Laws are finely-knitted words imperfectly embedded with "loopholes!". Those in the legal profession know this very well. A game of words, guts and worldly wisdom!

When a government "beliittles or abuses" the supremacy of law...it is only natural for the ones supressed by it to further pursue their thoughts "in a more cruel manner!"

The nation's present political, economic and social circumstances make the learned mind of a citizen to wonder that Karl Marx ideas on capitalism and Mao's dictum that "real power comes from the barrel of a gun" may be the answer to their many woes...afterall!

If one really sees it...Malaysia is at the moment "self-destructing"...racism, a mismanaged economy and social fabric that is on the verge of being morally corrupt!

Save Malaysia...adapt to the American's 2-party system!

The 7th Bunduon,
Gunung Kinabalu

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(note: This comment here is in no way commenting the acquittal of the accused Mohd. Jusnaidi Omar by Datuk Ian Chin. This comment is made as a reminder to all that the law is supreme above all here in Malaysia! Or simply to say that...law is law and politics is politics...2 different things! When these 2 "arts" are merged the injustice prevails!