MALAYSIA: MOTHER OF NINE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG POSSESSION AND DISTRIBUTION
October 19, 2021:
A single mother of nine children was given the mandatory death penalty by the Tawau High Court in Sabah, Malaysia, on 15 October 2021 for drug distribution charges. (Source: Therakyatpost, 18/10/2021)
55-year-old fish seller, Hairun Jalmani, was sentenced to the gallows by Judge Alwi Abdul Wahab when the prosecution established ‘prima facies’ or probable evidence against the accused, while the defence was unable to raise reasonable doubt in the case.
Hairun was charged with possessing exactly 113.9 grams of syabu or methamphetamine at a residence in Kampung Pangkalan Wakuba, Tawau, in January 2018.
Heartbreakingly, video footage of the mother falling into emotional disarray following her sentencing was released to the public.
The 45-second clip saw the mother in handcuffs and breaking down in tears as she’s escorted away from the courthouse.