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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If you know someone who's charged in a capital case, received the death sentence, or is on death row in Singapore and if you have have your side of the story to tell, contact us at sgdeathpenalty [at] gmail.com


Friday, August 27, 2010

Give Vui Kong a Second Chance! campaign

A youth-led, youth-oriented campaign is being launched in Singapore, celebrating life and second chances.

Damien Chng and I (Kirsten Han) are currently working on a campaign targeting the youth of Singapore which will tie in with the campaign to save Yong Vui Kong, the 22-year-old boy on death row. We want to focus on being young, enjoying life and being allowed to try again when we fail. We believe that just as we all have made mistakes and been forgiven, Vui Kong too should also have a second chance.

Give Vui Kong a Second Chance!

You can read more about Yong Vui Kong here: http://savevuikong.blogspot.com/p/yong-vui-kongs-journey.html

We are now on the lookout for young people who believe that Vui Kong should be given a second chance to get involved with campaign.

We are also going to shoot a campaign video to raise awareness and get the ball rolling. We are looking for bands, breakdancers, artists, skateboarders, athletes, cheerleaders, etc. to feature in this short campaign video. We hope to shoot this video sometime in the week of 30 August - 5 September.

We also welcome any other youths who would like to help out with this campaign.

If you would like to get involved, or if you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch either by Facebook message, direct messaging on Twitter (@kixes), email (han.kirstenly@yahoo.com) or via my blog (http://kixes.wordpress.com/). [I’m an Internet junkie so you can say that I am super-contactable.]

Please get in touch if you would like to be involved, and please share this message via any means you can (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, bebo, blogs, SMS, etc. etc.)

- cheers, kirsten

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