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Selective prosecution? Yong Vui Kong’s latest constitutional challenge filed

A Criminal Motion has been filed in the Court of Appeal today on behalf of Yong Vui Kong. The motion challenges the constitutionality of the prosecution’s decision to charge Vui Kong with a crime that attracts the mandatory death penalty while withdrawing previous charges made against Vui Kong’s ‘boss’, Chia Choon Leng. In his affidavit, … Continue reading

Atiqah’s death sentence set aside!

Today we’ve received wonderful news: the Malaysian Court of Appeal has set aside Atiqah’s death sentence, replacing it with 12 years imprisonment. Following reductions and the time that Atiqah has already served, she will have about 5 more years to go before she can be released. Such news doesn’t come very often. We’re still waiting … Continue reading

Dear Vui Kong, Happy Birthday

Dear Vui Kong, Your story has touched us all and we have you in our thoughts. We are all gathered here today to celebrate your birthday. But we are also here to remember your life and what you have done, the good and the bad. Vui Kong, no one here denies that you have made … Continue reading

Challenge of Attorney General’s discretion dismissed in capital offence case

By Ashok N The case of Ramalingam Ravinthran v Attorney-General (A-G) drew to a close at the Court of Appeal on 10 January 2012, with Chief Justice (CJ) Chan Sek Keong dismissing the motion put forth by the defendant’s lawyer Mr M. Ravi. The reopening  of this case during the clemency period and after all … Continue reading

The birthday that might not have been.

When you’re involved in a death penalty case, you’re always aware of the ticking clock. Time is running out. There might be no tomorrow, no next week, no next year. Life events like birthdays are no longer just one more landmark to celebrate – they’re tinged with sadness and uncertainty, because who knows if there … Continue reading