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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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

M Ravi's video transcript 5th July, press conference at Kuala Lumpur

M Ravi's video transcript 5th July, press conference at Kuala Lumpur

Yong Vui Kong's counsel, M. Ravi speaking to Malaysia press today:"It is not merely on compassionate grounds that the Malaysian Government should do something about this matter. Because both Singapore and Malaysia have the mandatory death sentence.

That I know will not really be an appealing issue for the Malaysian government, although the Malaysian government and UMNO recently have appealed to the Chinese government when a malaysian girl who trafficked 2.9kg of heroin was sentenced to death in Beijing. They appealed on compassionate grounds.

Yong Vui Kong had only trafficked 47g of heroin as compared to 2.9g of heroin by Umi (Azlim), a Malaysian girl. In the same spirit they could appeal to the Singapore government using all the diplomatic channels given that Singapore is just next door compared to Beijing. If they could interfere and appeal to the Chinese government for 2.9kg of heroin, what is 47g?

And given Yong Vui Kong's exceptional circumstances that he faces given the fact that he was 19 years old when he was charged, given the fact he comes from Sabah from a broken family, and his mom was a slave. She's a dishwasher and earns just RM$200 a month and the whole family was split. Hence the big boss lead him to drug trafficking and made use of him. So he was basically a victim.

As much as we want to protect the country from drug trafficking, what we've come to understand is that this young boy is a victim. that is a compassionate ground. Whether the Malaysian government wants to take it up, its another issue altogether.
But let it not be mistaken: I've come to malaysia for the third time in three weeks...

What I'm surprised is that the malaysian government does not even take an interest to find out what's happening to the case. This boy stands to hang next month if we don't do anything about it."

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