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, July 23, 2010

Drug Trio Sentenced To Gallows By Shah Alam High Court

SHAH ALAM, July 22 (Bernama) -- The Shah Alam High Court on Thursday sentenced three men, including a Singaporean, to the gallows for trafficking in 2.1kg of methamphetamine, three years ago.

Foreman Gan Thean Lim, 46; mosaic layer Gan Thiam Boon, 35; and Singaporean Ang Eng Thye, 47, a building contractor, were found guilty of trafficking in the drugs.

The offence was committed in Room 7107, Pyramid Tower Hotel, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya on Feb 6, 2007.

They were convicted under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act which carries the mandatory death penalty.

Another accused, Lam Chong Chooi, 55, who was originally charged with the three man, was acquitted by Judge Dr Badariah Sahamid as there was doubt in his (Lam's) role as sentry for the drug transaction.

In his defence, Lam, a coffeeshop worker, told the court he was at the hotel lobby to watch ice-skating and denied any knowledge of the three accused, and his presence in the room where the transaction happened.

She said the testimony from an agent provocateur who was in the room during the transaction with the three accused, was consistent.

In their defence, the three said they were gambling in the room and that there was another man nicknamed 'Specky', who was involved in the transaction, apart from the agent provocateur.

Nevertheless, Dr Badariah said, there was no detail provided on 'Specky', adding that there was no gambling paraphernalia like dice or bowl found in the room.

She said, while the three claimed there was a man whom they referred to as 'Mak', who came to the room to meet them, Mak's statement was doubtful because he could not give details of the room.

She said the trio failed in their defence and were found guilty of drug trafficking.

-- BERNAMA

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