The Singapore High Commissioner refused to meet members from Lawyers 4 Liberty and the MPs who gathered at the High Commission today although they have made prior appointment to see him regarding Yong Vui Kong's case.
However one of the members of Lawyers for Liberty, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri submitted the second memorandum to the First Secretary of the High Commission of Singapore, Walter Chia to be handed to the Singaporean government. The memorandum is to protest on the denial of due process of Yong Vui Kong and to call for his life to be spare.
Kapar MP S. Manickavasagam, Teluk Intan MP M. Manogaran, SUARAM Representative Cynthia Gabriel and Lawyers 4 Liberty, including N. Surendran, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, Latheefa Koya, Murnie Hidayah, Eric Paulsen, Syuhaini Safwan and Renuka Balakrishnan protested in front of the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur today.
S. Manickavasagam (pic right) said if Yong Vui Kong is hung, they will come in a big group and bring a coffin box to be placed in front of the Singapore High Commission. He warned the Singaporean government that they are serious.
"I am shameful of the Foreign Minister Y.B. Dato' Sri Anifah bin Haji Aman and he should put more pressure against the Singaporean government. Don't hang a young 18 year old boy. Give him a chance," he said.
M. Manogaran said the clemency of power has been cut off by the Singaporean government which is not acceptable.
"The extenuating circumstances should be taken into consideration, and he should be given chance to turn over a new leaf. I call upon the Malaysian government, Members of Parliament and Senate of Malaysia to take a more assertive stand on this, and not just give statements of record" he said. He also added that he is disappointed with the Foreign Minister and the government's stand on this, for not taking a more serious and assertive stand on Yong Vui Kong's life.