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, October 11, 2010

Singaporean faces death sentence for 20 years old robbery/murder case

Today Online: Facing the music, 20 years later

SINGAPORE - A 46-year-old man has been charged with a murder which took place more than 20 years ago.

Ong Seng Chuan is believed to be one of three men who robbed a coffeeshop and killed its owner Ling Ha Hiang, 74, on Dec 19, 1989.

Mr Ling, who ran Tien Wah Eating House at Block 529, Ang Mo Kio Street 51, was found with his hands and legs bound behind his back.

The old man's head was wrapped in masking tape and he suffocated to death.

Ong's two alleged accomplices have already been dealt with. Then-curry rice hawker, Sim Thiam Seng, had pleaded guilty in 1992 for the robbery.

Sim, who was 35 years old then, was jailed eight years and given 12 strokes of the cane.

His accomplice, Wong Oon Cheong, also 35 then, pleaded guilty a year later to manslaughter and robbery.

The then-welder was jailed 10 years and given 18 strokes of the cane.

Ong, who is believed to have been on the run, is now in remand.

He will be back in court on Friday and faces the death sentence if convicted. SHAFFIQ ALKHATIB

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