Latest: Singapore single mother awaits death row in Malaysia for drug trafficking. On the pretext of a business trip to China, Iqah was handed a suitcase containing heroin arranged by her Nigerian boyfriend and was arrested by Malaysian Immigration. A campaign is underway to raise funds for the appeal. To find out more, read

We have also heard that since Vui Kong's appeal started, there has been an unofficial stay of execution for all prisoners on death row in Changi Prison, pending the decision of the court on Yong's case. As the case has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal, we anticipate a Changi gallows bloodbath in a scale not seen since the Pulau Senang uprising in 1965 when 18 men were convicted of murder and hanged in a single Friday morning.

Singapore, which routinely persecute dissenters and critics, continue to hang young drug runners while at the same time work closely with Burmese military generals, and has invested billions in business ties with Burma, one of the biggest heroin manufacturing countries the world.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Vui Kong - We care


By Rachel Zeng

On Sunday, 6 December 2009, a group of Singaporeans gathered at Speakers’ Corner to express their concern for Yong Vui Kong, a 21 year old Malaysian who is sitting on death row, and to demonstrate compassion for him.

The simple event, which was planned over the weekend, was to have pictures taken of Singaporeans who cared for Yong Vui Kong and to have them presented to his family as a sign of moral support.
People started arriving as early as 3.30pm. Because some were caught in traffic, the photo-taking started at 4.40pm, instead of 4pm as originally planned.

The 40 attendees, which included families with children, held photographs of Yong Vui Kong that were originally taken with his mother during her birthday almost three years ago – two days before he was arrested and subsequently sentenced to death for drug trafficking. Some of the participants on Sunday held cards which said, “Vui Kong, we care”. A banner with family pictures of Vui Kong was also created by the organisers. There were no speeches made at the event.

After the photo taking session, the organisers appealed for donations to help Vui Kong’s family during their stay in Singapore for his court hearings. The collection was later handed over to the elder brother of Yong Vui Kong, who expressed that he was touched by the gesture and the show of concern.

Yong Vui Kong’s appeal will be heard this coming Tuesday (8 December) in the Court of Appeal at 10 am.

Rachel Zeng's blog link

An interview with Yong Yun Leong, Wei Guang's elder brother

Vui Kong's story from Lianain Films on Vimeo.

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