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Apex court upholds acquittal of man accused of raping lover’s daughter

The Court of Appeal on Thursday (8th August) morning upheld the decision of the High Court to acquit a 58-year-old man of five charges relating to sexual offences allegedly committed by him against his live-in lover’s daughter, finding that the Prosecution had not proven all charges beyond a reasonable doubt. The decision of the apex court ended a 5-year long …

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Death-row convict’s appeal reopened for new evidence to be received

More than two years after his death sentence was affirmed by the apex court of the land, 45-year-old Norasharee bin Gous was back in court – before the same three-men panel which dismissed his appeal – on Monday (5th August) morning, seeking to reopen his concluded appeal and to receive fresh evidence. The application was initially based on the ground …

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Man’s jail term for illegal money transfers reduced as charges “wrong in law”: Apex court rules in criminal reference

A person who laundered the proceeds not of his own crime but of others’ (hereafter known as a “secondary offender”), cannot be charged as a primary offender for “dealing with property representing his benefits from criminal conduct”, an offence under section 47(1) of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap 65A, 2000 Rev Ed) …

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Drug trafficker loses final court battle against death penalty

The Court of Appeal has thrown out two final appeals by a Malaysian drug trafficker against his death sentence for drug trafficking on Monday (27 May), ending a series of court battles spanning a period of nearly 10 years. The final recourse for 30-year-old Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam would have been to petition to the President for clemency, according to …

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