Drug Trafficking

MALAYSIA GOVT MAY ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG OFFENCES

Malaysia's government declared that it will remove the mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking offences, this comes after Singapore's recent execution of a Malaysian national Prabagaran Srivijayan for drug trafficking crimes on the 14th last month.

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UN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE: STOP HANGING PEOPLE FOR DRUG CHARGES

The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia calls on the Singaporean Government to halt the imminent execution of Malaysian national Prabagaran Srivijayan for a drugs related offence, and urges the Government to immediately instate a moratorium on the use of the death penalty.

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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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HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER SAYS SORRY FOR IMPLYING MINISTERS ARE ONLY AFTER FINANCIAL WEALTH

Lawyer and death penalty critic Eugene Thuraisingam has apologised in court yesterday for making statements that were in contempt of court. He previously implied that ministers turn a blind eye to death penalty laws in Singapore because they are only after financial gains. His Facebook post was a response to Ridzuan's death sentence as the man was found guilty of trafficking heroin. The lawyer acknowledged his mistake and insisted nobody forced him to apologise.

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2 MALAYSIAN DRUG TRAFFICKERS SPARED JAIL

Four years after being sentenced to death, 2 convicted drug traffickers were spared the gallows today. Malaysians 31 year-old Cheong Chun Yin and 60 year-old Pang Siew Fum were sentenced to life imprisonment for trafficking 2.7kg of heroin to Singapore on June 16, 2008. They were convicted in 2010. Cheong was also given 15 strokes of the cane — the minimum prescribed by the Misuse of Drugs Act.

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