THE Petaling Jaya Sessions Court today is told that the charge of cultivating 17 cannabis plants against nasyid singer and composer Muhammad Yasin Sulaiman will be maintained in accordance with section 6B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Asnawi Abu Hanipah said this follows the chemical report obtained by the prosecution yesterday, which confirmed that the plants were indeed cannabis.
“As such, we would like to request a new date for re-mention to enable submission of necessary documents to the defence team,” he said at case mention proceedings before Sessions Court judge Jamaludin Mat today.
Lawyer Ariff Azami Hussien represented Yasin.
The court then fixed July 6 for re-mention.
Yasin, 47, was charged with cultivating 17 cannabis plants in plastic pots in his residence at Casa Indah Condominium in Kota Damansara at 5.30pm on March 24.
The charge, framed under section 6B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, provides for life imprisonment and whipping of not less than six strokes of the rotan, upon conviction.
Meanwhile, magistrate Zhafran Rahim Hamzah also fixed July 6 for mention of the charge of trafficking 214g of cannabis against the singer.
The charge, framed under section 39B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under section 39B (2) of the same act, provides for the death penalty or life imprisonment, and if not sentenced to death, is punishable by whipping of not less than 15 strokes, upon conviction. – Bernama, June 22, 2022.