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  1. torachi
    15750.jpg SHAH ALAM - AN INDIAN national, 62, was sent to the gallows by a High Court here after she was found guilty of trafficking 2,925g ketamine when she arrived in Malaysia two years ago.

    Justice Noor Azian Shaari passed the sentence after the court was satisfied that the defence had failed to raise doubts on the prosecution's case.

    Fazila Bee Abdul Kareem, from Chennai, did not react when the decision was read out but broke down and cried after counsel K.A. Ramu explained the sentence to her.

    Clad in a white t-shirt, black track bottoms and a black scarf, the grandmother raised her hands upwards in prayer as she was led out of the courtroom.

    Six prosecution witnesses testified in court. Customs prosecuting officer Nursarah Dina Baharudin appeared for the prosecution.

    Fazila had testified in her defence that she came to the country looking for a job and was approached by an Indian woman who asked her to check in a bag as she would be joining Fazila in Malaysia.

    "The accused entered the country with a tourist visa instead of a work permit.

    "For a person seeking a job in another country, you must know your workplace and employer and possess a work permit," said the judge.

    Justice Noor Azian pointed out that Fazila mentioned a person named Mohd Zafar, whom she initially claimed was her grandson but later said was her agent.

    "The accused claims to be 62, but looking at her, she is older and it is unlikely that she would be hired as a domestic maid," she added.

    The Star/Asia News Network
    Sun, May 22, 2011

    http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Crime/Story/A1Story20110522-279998.html

Comments

  1. godztear
    Holy shit! So the lady did not have the correct paper work to get a job and looks too old to clean a house? Why are those the only comments in regards to this lady being murdered by the government?

    Sure that is a lot of Ketamine, but damn some countries have some barbaric laws.
  2. torachi
    Yeah man, and its pretty clear she didn't even speak their language. She probably had no idea what was happening most of the trial, couldn't speak in her own defense, and had a Malaysian version of a public pretender.

    She never had a chance..
  3. Moving Pictures
    yeah, but it has to be common knowledge what happens to drug smugglers in Malaysia. she took the risk and got the punishment. not saying it's fair, but it's life...
  4. Halor
    We're in no place to judge a societies laws.

    For hundreds of years things were settled out back.. granted this is a drug case - but how does she know trafficing that much that some lower dealer wont cut it and end up killing people?? She is just as at fault for every single life it affects ..

    It is the people's responsibility for arresting, charging, going through trial, being a witness jury - judge etc etc.. If the people don't like it they can rise up against the machine! Ya!
  5. torachi
    I dunno, it seems she was asked to check a bag by a stranger. Stupid, for sure, but not deserving of death.

    Halor, I feel like I'm in the best place to judge societies laws. =X
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