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Berita Seperti Ini Banyak Menimbulkan Persoalan September 9, 2008

Posted by ibrahimbaba in Kehakiman, Ketelusan.
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Apabila kita membaca berita-berita seperti ini kita akan mula bertanya ketelusan dan apa yang sebenarnya di sebaliknya.

Perhatikan ayat-ayat seperti berikut dalam laporan di bawah:

When High Court Judicial Commissioner Datuk Mohd Zawawi Salleh asked for the reason behind the withdrawal, DPP Laila reiterated that she had instructions from Putrajaya.

Apa atau siapa yang dimaksudkan dengan arahan dari Putrajaya tersebut?

Takkanlah tiba-tiba jadi garam! Kalau dah garam takkan tidak boleh dibezakan rasanya dari awal lagi.

Sekian, IB

Laporan penuh dalam The Star:

Tuesday September 9, 2008 MYT 3:26:32 PM

Five acquitted after ‘drugs’ turn out to be salt


JOHOR BARU: Five men, including two Mexicans and a Canadian, who were allegedly part of a major international drug syndicate were acquitted of a drug trafficking charge after the “drugs” were found to be salt.

Their freedom however was short-lived as, following the acquittal by a High Court here, the men were rearrested by the police under the Special Preventative Measures of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Earlier in court, deputy public prosecutor Laila Lateh requested that the charge against the men be withdrawn as per instructions from the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

Ho Bee Seng, 53, and Tan Chwee Liang, 28, from Singapore, Jesus Alfonso, 36, and Gorge Enrique, 32, from Mexico and James Dugalo, 41, from Canada, were alleged to have committed a preparatory act for trafficking 40.8kg of Ketamin on March 4 at 3.10pm at a house on Jalan Jingga 5, Taman Pelangi.

When High Court Judicial Commissioner Datuk Mohd Zawawi Salleh asked for the reason behind the withdrawal, DPP Laila reiterated that she had instructions from Putrajaya.

At that point, Mohd Zawawi asked if this was the “salt case” upon which DPP Laila remained silent.

Defence counsel Gobind Singh Deo, who represented one of the men, Canadian James Dugalo, asked that the court not only discharge his client, but also acquit all the suspects.

He argued that under Section 254 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Code, if a DPP decided to withdraw or discontinue a case, the court has the capacity to discharge and acquit the suspects.

Gobind said that all the suspects had been in detention for seven months since March this year and they had also been charged with a serious capital offence, which ordered for a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

“It is not fair to leave that hanging over their heads. There is also no dispute that the substance of the subject matter is salt,” he said.

Mohd Zawawi agreed and said that the application was substantially grounded on the third reason as salt does not form a scheduled substance under the Dangerous Drugs Act.

He then ruled that the men be acquitted and that all their passports and belongings be returned to them.

Meanwhile, Johor Police Chief Dept Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff when contacted confirmed that the men had been rearrested for 60 days under the Special Preventative Measures.


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