Published: Wednesday January 30, 2013 MYT 5:07:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday January 30, 2013 MYT 5:10:32 PM
Grandmother gets 14 years' jail for trafficking babies
By NURBAITI HAMDAN
SHAH ALAM: A 60-year-old grandmother was sentenced to 14 years jail and fined RM30,000 after a High Court here overturned her acquittal and convicted her of trafficking three babies Wednesday.
Lim Kian Wan, who has 30 grandchildren of her own, was found guilty of trafficking three babies at No 3, Jalan Jenaris 2/1, Taman Jenaris 2 in Hulu Langat on two occasions on July 31 and Aug 3, 2009.
All three babies, a girl and two boys were five-months-old during the incident.
She was initially charged on May 17, 2010 and acquitted by the Kajang Sessions Court.
The prosecution then appealed against the acquittal and it was allowed by a Shah Alam High Court.
Lim's case was sent to the Sessions Court again and the same judge ruled for her discharge and acquittal for the second time.
However, luck was not on Lim's side for the third time as the High Court set aside the lower court's decision after going through the appeal records.
The court sentenced Lim to seven years in jail and RM10,000 fine in default of one year in jail for each of the three offences.
Justice Abdul Alim ordered for the first two sentences to run concurrently while the third sentence was to run after the completion of the first two sentences.
The court also denied Lim's application for a stay of execution.