Nov 27 hearing for man sentenced to death over 'medical cannabis'


Modified 19 Sep 2019, 10:18 am

The Court of Appeal has set Nov 27 to hear the appeal by a 30-year-old father who was sentenced to death for trafficking cannabis, which he claimed was used for medicinal purposes.

A three-man panel comprising Justices Yaacob Md Sam, Zabariah Mohd Yusof and Lau Bee Lan fixed the hearing date when the matter came up before the court today.

Earlier, Justice Yaacob granted an application by Muhammad Lukman Mohamad's lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik to include two additional grounds in the petition of appeal.

Deputy public prosecutor Nazran Mohd Sham did not object to the application.

On Aug 30, last year, the Shah Alam High Court found Muhammad Lukman guilty on three charges of trafficking 3,010 millilitres of delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (cannabis extract), 1,422 grammes of delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol and 279.81 grammes of cannabis.

He was accused of committing the offences at a house in Bandar Mahkota, Banting at 6.45pm on Dec 7, 2015.

- Bernama