Singer Yasin escapes gallows, slapped with new drug charges
Muhammad Yasin Sulaiman is granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal after the prosecution withdrew the cannabis trafficking case. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 6, 2022.欧博APP下载（www.aLLbet8.vip）是欧博集团的官方网站。欧博官网开放Allbet注册、Allbe代理、Allbet电脑客户端、Allbet手机版下载等业务。
NASYID singer and composer Muhammad Yasin Sulaiman today escaped a drug trafficking charge, which carries the death penalty or life imprisonment, after the prosecution made a withdrawal.
Selangor prosecution director Khairul Azreem Mamat informed magistrate Muhammad Iskandar Zainol that the prosecution had applied for Yasin, 47, to be given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) and that the latter would face two new charges.
Lawyers Ariff Azami Hussein, Mohd Yusmadi Mohd Yusoff and Azizul Syariman Mat Yusoff, who represented Yasin, did not object to the application.
Iskandar then granted the DNAA to the accused.
Yasin was previously charged with trafficking in cannabis weighing 214g at his residence at Persiaran Surian Damansara Indah Resort Home, PJU 3, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya at 5.30pm on March 24.
Meanwhile, Yasin pleaded not guilty to the new charges.
He was charged with ingesting the drug 11-nor-delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid at the Narcotics Office of the Petaling Jaya district headquarters at 11.05pm on March 24.,
The Mimpi Laila singer was charged under section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, which is punishable under section 15(1) of the same act, carrying a fine not exceeding RM5,000 or a maximum jail term of two years.
Meanwhile, before Sessions Court judge Jamaludin Mat, Yasin pleaded not guilty to another new charge of possessing 193.7g of cannabis.
He is alleged to have committed the act at his residence at 5.30pm on March 24, under section 6 of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, punishable under section 39A(2) of the same act, which provides for life imprisonment or not less than five years, with no fewer than 10 strokes of the cane.
Earlier, in the same court, Yasin pleaded not guilty to the charge of cultivating 17 cannabis plants in plastic pots at his residence on the same date and time.
The charge was framed under section 6B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act and is punishable under section 6B(3) of the same act, which provides for life imprisonment and no fewer than six strokes of the cane, upon conviction.
Yasin’s bail application for the three charges will be heard on August 22.
When met outside the court, the singer said he was relieved after the drug trafficking charge had been withdrawn.
“Alhamdulillah, I am following the legal process and provisions, and I am very grateful. I thank my friends and family for their support, they are my main source of strength,” he said. – Bernama, July 6, 2022.