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Yong Vui Kong

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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

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

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

The Mule, the Mastermind and the MDP

At a Parliamentary sitting on 15 September 2010, then-NCMP Sylvia Lim posed an interesting question to then-Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Wong Kan Seng. She asked if the government had detained, under the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act, any person believed to have organised drug trafficking activities involving Yong Vui Kong, an inmate on death Row. The … Continue reading

The Death Penalty – Is this justice?

Kirsten Han / As I am writing this, it is being announced that Troy Davis has been executed, time of death 11:08pm (time in Georgia). Despite affidavits from witnesses recanting their statements, despite allegations of testimony extracted under duress, despite doubt cast on his guilt for about two decades, despite campaigns and protests all over … Continue reading

An Open Letter to Presidential Candidates

Dear Presidential Candidates, My name is Kirsten Han, and I am one of the co-founders of We Believe In Second Chances. I was very encouraged to see my fellow campaigner Priscilla present at The Online Citizen’s Face 2 Face 2, to be able to speak with all of you on the death penalty. I would … Continue reading

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

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

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