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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Monday, July 5, 2010

M’sian Foreign Minister to seek clemency for Yong Vui Kong


Here’s a brief summary of what transpired in Malaysia today where an emergency motion was put forth to debate the fate of Yong Vui Kong, a Malaysian national who is on Singapore’s death row since 2007 for drug trafficking.

Dispatch by Choo Zheng Xi / Kuala Lumpur

Lawyer for death row inmate Yong Vui Kong, Mr Madasamy Ravi, was today put in direct contact with Malaysia’s Director-General of International Affairs to further discuss a possible Malaysian action at the International Court of Justice to protect Yong’s right to due process in the event that judicial review action is rejected.

Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman, together with PKR Parliamentarian Tian Chua, met with Mr Ravi as well. The Foreign Minister promised to write directly to Singapore’s Foreign Minister George Yeo to seek clemency for Yong.

Correspondence will include attached legal opinion from Mr Ravi and will request urgent action.

Mr Ravi also met with various other officials from the various political parties, including the leader of the opposition, Datuk Anwar Ibrahim.

The Online Citizen will have a full report tomorrow (Tuesday).

Here’s a video by Malaysiakini of the press conference held in KL this afternoon:


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