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Press Statement by YB Datuk Chua Soon Bui, Member of Parliament Tawau

YB Datuk Chua Soon Bui, Member of Parliament for Tawau, has submitted a memorandum of appeal on Yong Vui Kong, to His Excellency Dato’ Husein Hanif, the new Ambassador and Permanent Mission of Malaysia to United Nation (U.N) in the UN headquarter in New York in July. 斗湖国会议员,YB Datuk蔡顺梅 已在日前(7月)在联合国总部纽约提陈一份有关杨伟光案件的上诉于马来西亚驻联合国长期大使Dato’ Husein Hanif。 YB Datuk Chua briefed H.E Dato … Continue reading

The case of Roslan bin Bakar

Kirsten Han, Khairulanwar Zaini and Priscilla Chia / Roslan bin Bakar was arrested on 18 July 2008 at the house of his step-brother, and subsequently charged with trafficking in 96.07 grams of diamorphine and 76.37 grams of methamphetamine. He was found guilty and sentenced to death on 22 April 2010. His appeal has been dismissed … Continue reading

Letters from Vui Kong – The Twelfth Letter : On Facing Death

Yong Vui Kong is a death row inmate in Singapore. He was arrested at age 19 with 47.27g of heroin, convicted of trafficking and sentenced under the Mandatory Death Penalty. His final appeal was dismissed by the Court of Appeal on 4 April 2011. He can now only plead for clemency from the President (acting … Continue reading

Yong Vui Kong Petitions President S R Nathan for clemency

The following article was first published on The Online Citizen. by: Kirsten Han additional reporting by: Azhar Jalil / Lawyers representing convicted drug trafficker Yong Vui Kong have filed a petition for a presidential pardon yesterday evening, after their client’s final legal appeal was dismissed. The 46-point petition asks that Yong, a Malaysian citizen, be granted … Continue reading

Clinging to the Noose – Is Singapore getting left behind?

Kirsten Han / Out of all the countries in South-east Asia, only Malaysia and Singapore have the mandatory death penalty for drug offences. In Malaysia, the mandatory death penalty comes under the Dangerous Drugs Act, while in Singapore it comes under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Unlike the “regular” death penalty, the mandatory death penalty … Continue reading

Letters from Vui Kong – The Eleventh Letter : About Sharing and Mutual Aid

Yong Vui Kong is a death row inmate in Singapore. He was arrested at age 19 with 47.27g of heroin, convicted of trafficking and sentenced under the Mandatory Death Penalty. His final appeal was dismissed by the Court of Appeal on 4 April 2011. He can now only plead for clemency from the President (acting … Continue reading