Friday, 14 December 2012

Maid agency owner's three-year jail term for human trafficking stays

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has maintained the three-year jail term imposed on a maid agency owner for trafficking two Filipino women.
Justice Mohd Azman Husin on Friday dismissed the application by Eugene Lim Beng Huat Lim, 40, to strike out the case against him.
Mohd Azman also dismissed DPP Mazelan Jamaluddin's bid to increase the jail term, ruling that the Sessions Court's decision was reasonable and should be maintained.

On Mar 30, Sessions judge Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain sentenced Lim, a Singaporean, to three years jail for trafficking Marivic Relon Capistrano, 35, and Marilou de la Cruz Bagsit, 37, at No. 18, Jalan Metro Perdana Barat 15, Kepong, at 5am on June 30, 2008.
The charge carry a maximum 15 years jail term and a fine upon conviction.
Justice Mohd Azman allowed an application by Lim's lawyer M. Raman for a stay of execution pending appeal to the Court of Appeal.
He maintained bail at RM50,000 with one surety, with the additional conditions that Lim surrender his passport and report to the nearest police station once a month pending settlement of the appeal.

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