Two foreigners on death row mount challenge against drugs law

Hafiz Yatim

Modified 9 Jan 2019, 1:20 pm

Two foreign nationals sentenced to death for drug trafficking are challenging the constitutionality of a provision of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 (DDA).

Philippine national Alma Nudo Atenza and Thai national Orathai Prommatat, in their appeals against their sentences, claimed today that Section 37A of DDA violates their fundamental liberties under the Federal Constitution.

Both Atenza and Orathai also claim that the legislature had usurped the power of the judiciary in enacting the DDA...

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