MALAYSIA: COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE ON CHINESE NATIONAL FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
January 30, 2019:
The Court of Appeal in Putrajya on 28 January 2019 upheld the death sentence of a Chinese national who was convicted for trafficking in 4,401.5g of methamphetamine at the Senai International Airport in Johor in 2014. (Sources: thesundaily.my, 28/01/2019)
A three-man panel comprising Justices Datuk Wira Mohtarudin Baki, Datuk Rhodzariah Bujang dan Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah unanimously dismissed Luo Dan’s appeal against her conviction and death sentence.
“We find there is no merit in the appeal. There is overwhelming evidence (against her). No appealable error by the High Court judge” said Justice Mohtarudin who chaired the panel.
He said the court found Luo’s conviction was safe and therefore, upheld the decision of the Johor Baru High Court on Dec 21, 2017, in finding her guilty on the drug trafficking charge and sentenced her to death.
“You have another round of appeal at the Federal Court, We wish you luck,“ Justice Mohtarudin told the 30-year-old Luo, who is from Wuhan, China.