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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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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Singaporean mother sentenced to death in Malaysia

Noor Atiqah M. Lasim
SHAH ALAM, March 18 (Bernama) -- The Shah Alam High Court today sentenced a Singaporean single mother to death for trafficking in drugs at the Low Cost Carrier Teminal (LCCT), two years ago.

Judge Noor Azian Shaari delivered the sentence on Noor Atiqah M. Lasim, 27, after the defence failed to establish reasonable doubt on the charge under Section 39B (2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

The accused, who worked as a legal assistant in the republic, was alleged to have trafficked in 342.1 grammes of heroin and 30.3 grammes of monoacethyl morphine at the LCCT on Jan 5, 2009.

When delivering the decision, Noor Azian said the prosecution had proven a prima facie case against Noor Atiqah.

After evaluation of the facts and statement, the court found the accused had custody and control of the drugs and called for her defence.

According to Noor Azian, the defendant''s statement that the bag containing the drugs belonged to another person was difficult to believe and unreasonable.

Noor Atiqah, mother of a six-year-old girl, was represented by counsel Mohaji Selamat while Wan Zuraida Wan Nawan was deputy public prosecutor.

-- BERNAMA

MK MOK IZ GR 
 
Source: Yahoo News

13 comments:

  1. PS: The following has been copied from my friend; Lenie.. Pls read and pass on.. Thnx.

    Btw, Atiqah used to go to Ping Yi Secondary with me.. I may not have been very close to her but we did have our moments together; from karaokeing to Britney Spears at the back of our classroom to sharing makeup-tips.. I wronged her once and this is just one of the ways I'm helping out..

    IQAH. She has been my good friend since the 1st day i met her in Ping Yi ,14 years ago.I loved her then and ive never stopped.I am beyond devastated by what has happened to her.
    I am sure i am not alone, each and every one of you must have your own stories of time spent with Iqah.

    To me,she is one of the most funniest person i've ever met.She is hilarious.As i type this,i swear her laughter was ringing in my mind.It made me smile.I hope ill hear them again.Iqah is alot of other things too.She is a strong woman who against all odds,raise a baby on her own.I always told her how proud i was of her as a mother.Yet,she has a 'filmsy' heart.She cries over the siliest things! If you're out in the club with her,dont go to the toilet or the dancefloor without telling her,she'll go crazy and cry for you.LOL.She loves cooking and she is a great one! she would cook for you even if its 3am in the morning! i remember how she would always come over and completely took over the kitchen & chores and told me to rest when i was pregnant with my 2nd..But like any of us,she has her flaws.She loves and trust easily.Sadly,because of these,she is going to lose her life.

    Some of you might already have heard it on the news.She has been sentenced to death by Shah Alam High Court on Friday,March 18.She was allegedly caught with drugs on January 2009 & was finally sentenced after 2years.All of us,her personal friends,might be shocked by this news.i had alot of questions when i first found out.It felt so surreal.The last i talked to her,she was telling me how she had found a good job and how she,her daughter and her mother was going to be ok moving forward.

    To be continued

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  2. It all started sometime in 2007.She was doing well,professionally.Being a personal assistant to the MD of an entertainment company,not only did it pay well,it has alot of perks.Rubbing shoulders with local celebrities was one of it.Unfortunately,that company shut its doors and Iqah was laid off.That was when life challenges her.As hard as she tried,she couldnt land any job permanently.The jobs she got are temporary ones or on contract.For the next few months,she was living hand to mouth.With a aging mother and a toddler to provide for,she was pressured.But she persevered.

    Unfortunately,predators are everywhere.And these bastards can sniff out the vulnerable ones.This time these predators come in a form of a Nigerian man.Being at the wrong time and place,he spotted her and that was it.She was his target.A very single mother who is vulnerable emotionally and desperate for money.He befriended and romanced her.Gave her money and brought her on holidays.She fell for it.He promised her a better life.He convinced her that he will fund a textile business for her in Singapore.Thinking she was to be a business owner,she followed him to China twice to meet with textile manufacturers and visit their factories.Both trips went well.
    Then the unfortunate happened.On new year 2009,she receive a strange call from China requesting her to fly over and pick up the textile.Normally the manufacturer would contact her friend.However,in this instance,the manufacturer claimed her friend was uncontactable and was comfortable working with iqah seeing she has been to the factory and meet him in person.She agreed and the manufacturer has arrange for his contact to meet Iqah in Malaysia to pass her the travel allowance.Upon meeting the contact,a Ghana national,he gave her a luggage bag to bring to China so that she has space to pack the textiles back home.This luggage was the trap.Inside this bag,was an envelope which well hidden that it wasnt detected on the 1st scan,what more by Iqah.Unknowingly,she was made a mule,a scapegoat.The rest is history.

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  3. The family has been plagued by the high cost of her defence the last 2years.She has a 6year old daughter and i swear her mother has aged these past two years.

    The reason why im writing this is to sought help from all of you.They are going to appeal this sentence and they only have 2 chances.Hence,i am planning on organising a fund raiser for her.But i thought ill start from us,former ping yians first.Please contribute how much you can.No amount is too little or too big.This funds will be for her defence fees.Or if any of you have any other ideas on how we can help her,please call me at 96999073.

    To contribute,
    I UOB Current account
    506-300-933-5

    Please comment/PM/sms/call me before/after transfer.

    On behalf of the family,i would like to thank all of you.Please keep her in your prayers.

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  4. Ya Allah sesungguh nya kau maha penyayang lagi maha penggampun. Berilah kami pertunjuk. Amin

    Dear Miss Anonymous with your support and assurance Insya Allah kita mohon dan berdoa kepada Allah semoga segala kesulitan ini dapat dibantunya. Insya Allah

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  5. aku ingin berdoa pada ilahi juga agar dia dapat lepas dari hukuman ini dan dapat alik ke anak dan ibu nya yaa allah kau lah tempat kita mengadu dan kau juga yg blh membaiki dan selesai masalah ini ...yaa ayyuhal laziina amannu berdoa untuk gadis ini amin

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  6. It's totally unfair to her.. What if it's a Malaysian woman whom got caught? I'm sure they will not sentence her to death.. Malaysian gov SUCKS!

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  7. haizzz. why did she even fall for his trap? anyway, semoga she terlepas dari death penalty and is given a chance to stand up back. :)

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  8. stupid and blind judge! the luggage is clearly not hers! so it's is possible that the drugs aren't hers. cant they even consider that?

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  9. laws are blind, they are made from blind people, this type of cases if convicted should have not been a death sentence, they are merely victims.. Those that are really guilty ones are the ones that hire these mules to transport drugs..even the government knows it but they choose to ignore the facts..

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  10. The law is indeed blind (note the use of the blindfold on Lady Justice). It is supposed to be objective and impartial, and sentences are meted out based on presented facts.

    While she may unknowingly be a drug mule, the fact is, that it was found in her possession. Even if the actual perpetrators were caught, she would still need to prove that they passed her the drugs, and even so, she may not be let off the hook.

    Per Singapore Law, Misuse of Drug Act, Chapter 185, it is an offence to have the controlled drugs in your possession.

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  11. Singapore Gov isn't doing anything to defend her?

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  12. This is sad. For others to learn, let me share what our parents and family tell us before leaving Nigeria for Asia Real students or Migrant worker(lecturer etc).

    No matter how close you are to someone (Nigerian or whoever), even if you have been married for 50 years or have been house-mates for 1 billion years. Don't run cross border errands for them no matter how nice they have been to you. Don't help anyone old anything/package without knowing 100% the content in it. Run, run away as fast as you can. They are not your friend, they are trying to kill you. Call home, call the police. If it sounds corny or feels corny then its corny.

    May God help her and enlighten us.

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