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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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Monday, July 18, 2011

At least one execution since Vui Kong's appeal

The Singapore Prison Service has published figures on judicial execution in its Annual Report for 2010 which can be found here.

While there were no executions last year, according to lawyer M. Ravi, who has taken several high profile drug trafficking cases involving convicts sentenced to the gallows, there are at least thirty prisoners on death row at Changi prison, and at least one has been executed in March this year. The man, who went by the name "Ah Hock" was singled out for hanging, for unknown reasons, and which has not been explained by the prison.

There are no official figures available on the number of people on death row following the unofficial stay of execution when Vui Kong first contested his conviction in the Supreme Court on December 2009.



  1. actually it's very simple - foreigners who cannot handle the punishments in S'pore should not commit crimes in S'pore.

  2. The posting by Anonymous on 19 July 2011, 2.29 pm is missing the point. It is not about whether the person to be hanged is a S'porean or a foreigner. The question is whether we should have a death penalty. Broadly, this issue is debated at 2 levels. (1) the morality of state-sanction killing and (2) the law enforcement,the prosecutor, the courts are 100% reliable and got "the right man".

  3. If Singapore justifies capital punishment to deter it's people from drug addictions, then Singapore shd not do business with drug growers such as Burma. Hypocrites.

  4. Applauding and absolutely agreeing with your comments. Sorry that it took me so long to discover your very relevant point.

  5. Although it’s cruel, I still feel that capital punishment shouldn’t be abolished - provided the courts can be 100% sure.

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