Man charged with capital offences


BY M. MAGESWARI

KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man was charged in two courts here yesterday with trafficking in drugs, shooting and attempting to murder a policeman. 

Chen Hao Han, 38, of Kepong, was first charged in a magistrate's court with three counts of trafficking in drugs. 

Chen was jointly charged with another person still at large, with trafficking in 14 plastic packets containing methamphetamine, weighing 142.7gm at Kondo Sri Lata in Desa Petaling in Cheras at 1am on Jan 8. 

He is also accused of trafficking in 10 plastic packets containing heroin, weighing 134.2gm, at the same place, time and day. He was also alleged of trafficking in 9,800 drug pills (MDMA), weighing 840.08gm, that day. 

No plea was recorded. Chief Insp Yong Kum Lam prosecuted. 

Magistrate Rosli Ahmad fixed March 20 for mention pending the outcome of a Chemist report.  

In the same court, Chen was then charged with firing a shot with his pistol, with intention to cause the death of Insp Mohamad Suzrin Mohamad Rodhi at the same condominium at 11.45pm on Jan 7.  

Chen was charged under Section 3 of the Firearms act (increased penalty) 1971, which carries a death sentence if convicted. 

The case was transferred to the High Court for mention. No plea was recorded. 

Shortly later, Chen claimed trial at a Sessions Court here with firing a shot at Insp Mohamad Suzrin causing injury at the same place on Jan 7.  

He was accused of attempting to murder the policeman, an offence under Section 307 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 20 years, upon conviction. 

Earlier, Chen said “he had no intention of doing so” but the judge told him that he could not record his plea with a condition. Chen then opted to claim trial. 

DPP Kamaludin also asked the case to be transferred to the High Court here which was allowed by Judge Mohd Zaki Abd Wahab. Chen, who was arrested on Jan 8, was unrepresented.  

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