Selasa, 21 Oktober 2008

Heroin - China (Shantou) OKT

PASIR PUTEH: Mohamad Lazim Jusoh, 51, father of Umi Azlim, whose death sentence for drug smuggling in China has been commuted to life imprisonment, hopes Wisma Putra will appeal to the Chinese authorities to allow him to visit his daughter.

He said the family was happy with the lighter sentence, adding that it would mean the world to him if he could see her during the Hari Raya season.

“I am thankful to God and all those who have helped to get her a lighter sentence,” he told reporters in Kampung Cherang Tuli yesterday.

Umi, a Universiti Malaysia Sabah graduate, was sentenced to death by the Guangzhou High Court on May 15 last year after being found guilty of smuggling 2,983gm of heroin at Shantou Airport.

Mohd Lazim said he was given the good news by Umi Fund Committee coordinator Hu Pang Chow, who was informed two weeks ago by lawyers appointed by the committee in China. He added that he also wanted to know if the RM400 he sent every week through Wisma Putra had been received.” - Sumber

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