According to anti-death penalty activist Ravi M, Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has assured his team of lawyers and activists that it would study the possibility of bringing Singapore to the International Court of Justice over the case of Prabagaran Srivijayan, a drug smuggler of Malaysian origin who was caught in Singapore.
Prabagaran was sentenced to death in September 2014 and has exhausted all legal avenues to seek a pardon from the hangman’s noose.
On 28 February, Malaysia had announced that it would take no action against Singapore over this case.
However, Ravi said that he was heartened to read a letter addressed to the Malaysian lawyers covering Prabagaran’s case which stated that the Malaysia government would study the option of an ICJ route “in more detail in due course”. The letter added that more care had to be taken in case because it “involves the internal affairs of Singapore and the transparency of their judicial system.”