Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Japan court rejects appeal of Malaysian

The Star - 05/12/2007

KUALA LUMPUR: A High Court in Japan has rejected an appeal by Malaysian student Raja Munirah Raja Iskandar to throw out her conviction and sentence for attempting to smuggle in 690g of syabu at Tokyo's Narita International Airport last year.

The court, however, reduced her jail term of seven years and four months' by 100 days.

Her lawyer, Rosal Azimin Ahmad, said he would appeal to the Supreme Court over the decision.

He said the defence has 10 days to file the appeal.

Raja Munirah, 22, a mass communication student at a private college in Malaysia, pleaded guilty to the offence committed on Dec 20 last year.

She had claimed she was framed by an Iranian man who asked her to carry the luggage through the customs checkpoint. She said she did not know the contents.

She is serving her sentence at the Tokyo detention centre in Kosuge. – Bernama


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