Restaurant helper jailed for having cannabis


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 07 Aug 2003

TEMERLOH: A restaurant assistant was sentenced to nine years' jail and ordered to be given 10 strokes of the rotan for having cannabis. 

Lee Kam Sang, 40, who is also a part-time wireman, was found guilty of possessing 279gm of cannabis. 

He was detained on June 29, 2001, following a search in his room at 25, Kampung Baru, Bukit Tinggi in Bentong at 2pm, where police found the drugs stashed in a metal fuse box. 

Lee was charged under Section 39A (2) of the Dangerous Drug Act. 

His charge was amended from the initial Section 39B after a representation by his counsel, S.S Gill to the Attorney-General’s Chambers. 

Lee, upon receiving his sentence from Judicial Commissioner Mohamed Apandi Ali, told the court: “Tomorrow, I celebrate my 40th birthday.” 

In mitigation, he expressed his regret over his actions.  

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