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Penang: Ex-painter sent to gallows
The Star, Malaysia
Monday 29 Oct 2007
PENANG: Former painter Chuah Kok Eng was sentenced to death by a High
Court for trafficking 271.9g of cannabis.
Chuah, 47, was seen shaking his head when the court interpreter
explained the death sentence to him.
He then turned around towards the public gallery where his wife Ong Lean
Ean was seated and shook his head as though he was in a state of disbelief.
When Ong signalled to Chuah that she did not understand what he was
trying to tell her, Chuah then put his hand around his neck indicating
that he would be hung.
Later, when Chuah was led out of the courtroom, Ong came out sobbing.
Chuah was found guilty at the end of the defence case of committing the
offence at a house in Jalan Jelutong at 12.45am on Nov 3, 2001.
In passing judgment, Justice Abdul Rahim Uda said the defence had failed
to raise a reasonable doubt in the case.
The court also impeached Ong's evidence due to material contradictions
in her testimony.
During trial, prosecution witnesses had testified that Chuah was seen
throwing a plastic packet containing the drugs out of a window in a room
at his house.
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