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.
Activists who have been campaigning tirelessly to halt the execution of Muhammad Ridzuan Ali want the public to know that the execution is not a racial issue, says prominent human rights lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam.