"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. "