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Cannabis cultivation charge against singer Yasin maintained


Besides the cannabis cultivation charge, Yasin Sulaiman is also charged with trafficking 214g of cannabis. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: The sessions court here was told that the charge of cultivating 17 cannabis plants against nasyid singer and composer Yasin Sulaiman will be maintained in accordance with Section 6B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Deputy public prosecutor Asnawi Abu Hanipah said this followed 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.

Ariff Azami Hussien represented Yasin.

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The court then fixed July 6 for re-mention.

Yasin, 47, was arrested on March 24 and charged with cultivating 17 cannabis plants in plastic pots at his residence at Casa Indah Condominium in Kota Damansara.

The charge, framed under Section 6B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, provides for life imprisonment and not less than six strokes of the rotan upon conviction.

Meanwhile, magistrate Zhafran Rahim Hamzah also fixed July 6 for mention of the singer’s charge of trafficking 214g of cannabis.

Yasin was charged under Section 39B (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, punishable under Section 39B (2) of the same Act, with either the death penalty or life imprisonment, and up to 15 strokes of the rotan, upon conviction. - FMT

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