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, November 2, 2010

Singapore: Four youths to be charged with murder over staring incident

 Downtown East in Pasir Ris

CNA: Police arrest four suspects over Downtown East murder

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested four Chinese male suspects, aged between 18 and 20 years old, in connection with the murder of a youth at Downtown East in Pasir Ris on Saturday.

Nineteen-year-old Darren Ng Wei Jie was attacked by a group. He sustained serious injuries and died in hospital.

In a statement issued on late Monday, police said they had followed up on all possible leads and conducted intensive round- the-clock investigations.

Officers from the Special Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) established the identities of the suspects aged between 18 and 20 years, and, with this lead, were able to swiftly round up the four men.

The case has been classified as murder, which carries the death penalty.

Police said investigations are still ongoing

Mr Ng, a Republic Polytechnic student, had been attacked and hacked several times by a group of men at about 6pm on Saturday.

He and two friends were believed to have been involved in a staring incident with the group earlier.

He was sent to Changi General Hospital with injuries and subsequently died at about 10.55pm on the same day.

Director of Criminal Investigation Department Senior Assistant Commissioner Ng Boon Gay commended the police officers for their extensive investigations and speed in apprehending the suspects.

He said, "Such violent behaviour and blatant disregard for the law will not be condoned. Police will see to it that those who perpetuate violence will be dealt with to the fullest extent of our laws."

The four suspects will be charged in court on Wednesday with murder. If convicted, they face the death penalty.



  1. It is not just blatant disregard for the law. In fact, it is blatant disregard for the human life. Such behaviour should not be condone.
    I cannot understand why is there such a growing trend of gangs in recent years. I have not heard of these gangs' names since my school days. It seems that these gangs are active again. Even if these gangs are not as harmful as during my time. I hope the authourities can start removing them again.
    I do not wish to see my own children being harass into joining any such gangs and die unnecessarily....

  2. Frankly speaking if I am the accuse and have the option to choose between life imprisonment and death penalty, I will take the latter option.
    It's better off dead without freedom. Many dangerous professionals like assassins and terrorist took their own life when they know there is no way out. Why? Because they know they will be tortured for what they have done or to extract sensitive information from them. In the case of life imprisonment(psychological torture),caning(physical torture).
    This is the cold hard truth, Death>life imprisonment. Alan Shadrake and this forum might be attempting to save lives,let's say you guys succeed but can you guys save their soul?
    May god have mercy on their souls.(All man convicted of the death penalty)