Tag Archives: DEATH PENALTY

UN HUMAN RIGHTS: SG MUST BAN DEATH PENALTY, OFFENDERS DON’T DESERVE TO DIE

The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia condemns the execution of Malaysian national Prabagaran Srivijayan. It noted the increase of executions in Singapore and was concerned about how they are conducted in "secretive" manner. "We reiterate our position that drugs related offences are not considered as a ‘most serious crime’ under international law and should not carry the death penalty. We also reiterate previous calls to the Singaporean government to immediately instate a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, which we believe has no place in the 21st century."

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S’PORE IS ABOUT TO EXECUTE M’SIAN MAN WHO WAS POSSIBLY INNOCENT DESPITE HEROIN FOUND

Prabagaran, a 29 year-old Malaysian, is set to be hung at dawn in less than 48 hours. With the exception of Kho Jabing, all executions in Singapore have always been carried out on Friday at dawn, and barring a miracle, Praba will suffer the same fate soon. More than 5 years has passed since his arrest but he has always been consistent in maintaining his innocence. Chances are that when the Court of Appeal hears the case to stay his execution later this afternoon, he will as steadfast as ever in maintaining his innocence.

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THREE SINGAPOREAN CAUGHT TRAFFICKING 3.5KG OF HEROIN

Three Singaporeans have been arrested by the CNB for drug trafficking, in a raid conducted at a Joo Chiat apartment by the CNB. The officers arrested the three Singaporeans, two men aged 43 and 44, and a 39-year-old woman from the apartment located at Ceylon Road. CNB reported that a total of 3.5kg of heroin, 160g of Ice, 44g of cannabis, a small amount of Erimin-5 and ecstacy tablets, and a bottle of methadone were seized at the apartment. All the drugs have a combined street value of about S$265,270. CNB are still carrying out investigations against the alleged drug traffickers.

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