Yes, death for a weed dealer. Regular Juice readers know that certain countries, like Malaysia, dole out harsh sentences for drug dealers Case in point: M. Jegatheswaran, age 32, had just over 2 pounds of marijuana in his motorcycle basket. Per the New Straits Times:
A traditional medicine seller was yesterday sentenced to death by the High Court for trafficking in 958g of cannabis …at a car park area of a public housing flat in Ampang Jajar, Jalan Permatang Pauh, about 10pm on May 8, 2007.
High Court judicial commissioner Nurmala Salim ruled that the defence had failed to cast reasonable doubt on the prosecution’s case.
Earlier in his defence, Jegatheswaran had said that he had gone to the flats to massage one of his customers. He claimed that the motorcycle he had used to get to his customer’s place did not belong to him.
In her decision yesterday, Nurmala said Jegatheswaran’s defence was one of mere denial.
A little too harsh for The Juice.