MALAYSIA: MAID FROM THAILAND SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
December 22, 2014: A High Court in Malaysia sentenced a maid from Thailand to death after finding her guilty as charged for trafficking in Methamphetamine weighing 2.81kg at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, last year.
Judicial Commissioner Collin Lawrence Sequerah sentenced Miss Duangchit Khonthokhonbari, 33, to death after the defence failed to raise reasonable doubts on the charge. Duangchit was detained for trafficking in drugs at the arrival hall of the KLIA, at about 9am in March, 2013.
The prosecution called nine witnesses during the trial while the defence brought in one witness to testify throughout the trial. Prosecution was led by deputy public prosecutor Nazir Amin Johari while the accused was represented by Chong Joo Tian. (Sources: Bernama, 22/12/2014)