Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tokyo court rejects appeal

The New Straits Times - 05/12/2007

KUALA LUMPUR: A High Court in Japan yesterday rejected an appeal by Malaysian student Raja Munirah Raja Iskandar to quash her conviction and jail term of seven years and four months for attempting to smuggle in 690gm of syabu at the Narita International Airport in Tokyo last year.

The court, however, reduced her jail term by 100 days. With the reduction, Raja Munirah, 22, will be in jail for seven years and one month.

In upholding her conviction and sentence, the High Court did not accept the evidence of a cyber forensic report to extract SMSes between Raja Munirah and Milad, an Iranian man whom she claimed framed her.

Her counsel, Rosal Azimin Ahmad, said the court held that there was insufficient cyber forensic report evidence. It also questioned the legality and authenticity of the SMS data report from cyber forensics.

Rosal Azimin said he would appeal to the Supreme Court. -- Bernama


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