Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Dad moved to tears as son escapes gallows

July 21, 2010KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — A man broke down in the High Court here today when his son was acquitted and discharged on a drug trafficking charge, which carried the mandatory death sentence, and for drug possession two years ago.

Adam Tong could not control his emotions upon hearing judge Datuk Ghazali Cha order his son, Sadiq Saiful Adam Tong, to be acquitted and released of the charges.

Tong’s two other children were seen pacifying their father who was sobbing uncontrollably.

Unemployed Sadiq Saiful, 29, was charged with trafficking in 27.6g of heroin and possessing 0.96g of nimetazepam at No 3-14-4, Pantai Hill Park, Phase 2, Jalan Pantai Dalam here on May 16, 2008.

In his judgment, Ghazali Cha said that the defence had succeeded in raising reasonable doubt on the prosecution’s case.

He said there were also contradictions on whether Sadiq Saiful was alone or with a girlfriend on the day of the incident, although this had been denied by the woman.

Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Mukhzany Fariz Mohd Mokhtar prosecuted while Sadiq Saiful was represented by lawyer Gooi Soon Seng, who was assisted by lawyers S. Selvi and Mak Kah Keong. — Bernama

Parents' love knows no bounds.
Let us all hope that we would never cause our parents to shed their precious tears for us for all the wrong reasons. And hopefully, when the time comes, our little charges will return the favour to us too, Insya Allah.

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