MALAYSIA: CONTRACTOR TO HANG FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
May 12, 2010: Malaysian High Court judge Datuk Syed Ahmad Helmy sentenced freelance contractor Cheah Kin Wei, 52, to death for trafficking 2585.5 grammes heroin in Ampang Jaya on December 1, 2004. Police found two bags containing wrapped compact packages of heroin in Wei's apartment.
His counsel, Azura Alias, informed the court her client was remorseful over his actions following his remand in 2004 and has two schoolgoing children aged 14 and 16 respectively.
Both children, she said, would now have to be supported by their mother. Even so, Syed Ahmad stated there was only one punishment he could give as Cheah has been convicted and that was the death penalty. (Sources: Malay Mail, 12/05/2010)