Tears of joy for dad cleared of drug charge

Thankful to God: Mohd Razali celebrating his freedom after his acquittal.
The Star/ANN

ALOR SETAR - The High Court here has acquitted a general worker of a drug trafficking charge that provided for the mandatory death sentence.

Judicial Commissioner Dr Choo Kah Sing said the prosecution had failed to prove the case against Mohd Razali Zakariya, 36, beyond reasonable doubt.

"The accused is discharged," he said.

Mohd Razali, a health clinic general worker in Bakar Arang, Sungai Petani, was charged with trafficking in 8,676.9gm of cannabis by the roadside of Kampung Sungai Pasir, Sungai Petani, at 10.45pm on Jan 20 last year.

Mohd Razali, from Taman Semarak, Sungai Petani, cried and praised God after Dr Choo passed judgment.

When met outside the court, Mohd Razali said he left his fate to God.

"I am very thankful to God and my lawyer who fought my case," said Mohd Razali, father to an 11-year-old girl.

Counsel Rahamathullah Baharudeen represented Mohd Razali while Deputy Public Prosecutor Zabidah Ahmad prosecuted.