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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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Temasek Review: Indonesian maid to escape the gallows

The Indonesian maid who allegedly caused the death of her employer’s 12-year-old disabled daughter is likely to escape the gallows if found guilty, saved by her age.
Under the Criminal Procedure Code, the death sentence cannot be imposed on a defendant below the age of 18.
Nurhayati’s actual age is only 16 years and not 24 as was originally tendered in court.
Nurhayati’s lawyer, Mohamed Muzammil Mohamed and officials from the Indonesian Embassy visited her family in a West Java village last week and managed to confirm her age after looking through school records and interviewing the family.
She is accused of causing the death of Linda Lee Yee Lin at Block 573 Hougang Street 51 on 24th November this year.
The charge against Nurhayati was amended in court on Friday and she will be remanded for another week for child psychiatric assessment.
Her case will be mentioned again on December 31.

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