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.


If you know someone who's charged in a capital case, received the death sentence, or is on death row in Singapore and if you have have your side of the story to tell, contact us at sgdeathpenalty [at]

Friday, June 11, 2010

Yong Vui Kong finally catches Malaysian media's attention

Yong Vui Kong's counsel, M. Ravi was in Kuala Lumpur for a press conference yesterday (Jun 10) at the office of the Malaysian Bar Council. The press conference was to raise attention through the Malaysian media on Vui Kong's capital case in Singapore.

Among other issues, Ravi pointed out that it was the Singapore Cabinet that was making the decision for presidential clemency, even though it is in fact in the President's authority.

Ravi also mentioned that only three countries in Asia still have laws mandating the mandatory death penalty for traffickers, namely Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Most countries recognise the cruelty of mandatory death penalty and have therefore abolished it.

Malaysian human rights lawyer and anti-death penalty activist Edmund Bon said that the Malaysian government should not remain silent on this subject and should lend a helping hand to assist Yong Vui Kong, a Sabahan.

As of yesterday the Malaysian press have picked up the story and the articles published online can be found below.

Klick4malaysia - Urgent Action Needed for Malaysian Citizen in Singapore (with two videos of the press conference)
Guangming Daily -新加坡販毒判死‧非總統特赦決定‧青年盼政府使權打救
Sin Chew Jit Poh -青年販毒問吊:“新加坡內閣認定須受刑”‧代表律師:只能要求總統特赦
China Press - 大馬青年新國販毒死刑 新國人權律師促馬政府帶上國際法庭聲援死囚
Oriental Daily - 律師冀政府以國家主權說情

Note: Some articles are in Chinese. Translation available with Google.

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