Monday, December 17, 2007

Fresh hopes for woman jailed in Japan

The Star - 17/12/2007

THE chances of gaining freedom for a 22-year-old Malaysian woman detained in Japan on charges for drug smuggling look brighter now that there is evidence to show that she was the victim on an international syndicate, said Mingguan Malaysia .

Raja Munirah Raja Iskandar's lawyer Rosal Azimin Ahmad said the new evidence, obtained by the Narcotics Department at Bukit Aman, would be submitted in an appeal to a Japanese court in April.

“We have good cooperation from Bukit Aman police but we cannot divulge the nature of the evidence at present.

“We are also updating old evidence, which can be helpful in Raja Munirah's appeal,” he said in an interview.

Raja Munirah, a mass communications graduate from a private college in Cyberjaya, has been jailed for seven years and four months and is now at the Kosuke detention centre in Tokyo.

She arrived at Narita airport on Dec 20 last year with 690.9g of syabu hidden inside her suitcase.

She claimed to have been misled by an Iranian student into going for an interview for a job as a public relations officer with a monthly salary of RM10,000 in Tokyo.

Raja Munirah had also alleged that the suitcase was bought for her to fit in her winter clothing.


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