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, June 11, 2010

The dirty secret arrangement between Malaysia and Singapore government

Excerpts of press release by N. Surendran, Malaysian anti-death penalty activist, human rights lawyer

"Today for the first time we've got the legal representative of one of our citizens who is in another country facing death. The representative of that person has come to our country to plead that our country does something to save its citizen.

A large number of Malaysians are arrested under Singapore's harsh drug laws, they are tried, sentence and executed, and the Malaysian government has remained silent.

Ravi, who has fought a heroic battle... managed to get a stay of execution after the clemency petition was rejected, and he remains unsupported by Malaysia or its government. We call for the Malaysian government to speak up for its citizens, and let us save Yong Vui Kong's life.

There seems to be an 'I scratch your back, you scratch my back' arrangement, a dirty secret arrangement between Malaysia and Singapore where I'll do whatever I want with my or your citizens I catch... and hand in hand we'll execute each others' citizens.

The (Singapore) government and the Cabinet abused the clemency petition process. Instead of letting the president decide, the Cabinet usurped his role, so you're talking about a stark illegality in the legal process. If Singapore is not going to back off then Malaysia should consider legal proceedings in this matter. "

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