96,622 Person Plead for Vui Kong , To Hand In the Petition to Singapore Istana on 24 August 2010

Save Vui Kong Campaign (SVKC) thanks the public for their support on the signature campaign for a plea of clemency for Yong Vui Kong. This is a plea to commute the death sentence so that Yong can be spared from the gallows.

As at 6pm 22 August 2010, Save Vui Kong Campaign have received total of 96,622 signatures, out of which 29,172 from online petition, 40,138 from Sabah, 25,112 from Peninsular Malaysia, and 2,200 from Singapore.

We also received 44 Members of parliament and 15 Senators support on the plea.

Yong Vui Kong’s lawyer M Ravi, family and Save Vui Kong Campaign Coordinator will hand over these petitions to the President of the Republic of Singapore on Tuesday 24th August 2010, 9am at the Istana.

These petitions are handed over to the President for His Excellency’s consideration without prejudice to Yong’s right to seek legal recourse in relation to the Honourable Law Minister K Shunmugan’s remarks, which had effectively denied Yong a fair and impartial clemency proceeding and a violation of due process.

SVKC believe granting Yong clemency is in line with Singapore’s interest including the strict policy against drug trafficking. His receiving clemency will not encourage more young persons to engage in the drug trade, as the honorable Law Minister suggests.

Yong is a changed person after his imprisonment. Finding a faith in Buddhism, he is using the remaining days of his life to counsel fellow inmates and also educate the general public on how drugs destroy life. His Excellency’s decision on Vui Kong  clemency plea is therefore a judgment on whether more lives can be saved by ending one life or by allowing him the second chance to make good for the damage he has caused to society.

Unless otherwise extended by the Singapore’s Prison Authority, the last date for Yong Vui Kong to file the clemency petition remains to be 26th August 2010. The President will, in normal circumstances, takes three (3) months to make a decision. Should the President reject Yong’s clemency plea, execution will be carried out within weeks.

The Save Vui Kong Campaign however does not end here. We will continue to collect signatures until the President makes a decision. Public who wish to sign the petition may do so online via http://www.petitiononline.com/SaveVK/petition.html

Save Vui Kong Campaign

9万6622人为杨伟光请命 请愿书后天交新国总统府

杨伟光后援会(SVKC)非常感谢社会各界人士对宽赦杨伟光签名运动给予的鼎力支持。这个请愿活动旨在要求减轻伟光的死刑判决,使他赦免于死刑的惩罚。

截至2010年8月22日下午六点,杨伟光后援会总共获得96,622个签名,其中29.172来自网上签名、40,138来自沙巴、25,112来自大马半岛,以及2,200来自新加坡。

此外,还有44名国会议员及15名上议员,也已经签署了这份请愿书。

伟光的代表律师拉维、家属和后援会将在2010年8月24日周二早上9时,在新加坡总统府提交这些请愿签名予新加坡共和国总统。

提交这些请愿签名予总统阁下,是请求阁下在无偏颇的情况下,考虑伟光的宽赦申请。这是由于新加坡律政部长山姆甘(K. Shanmugam)于早前事先否决了伟光的宽赦,剥夺了伟光获得不偏颇和公正的法律上诉权利。

后援会相信让伟光获得宽赦是与新加坡的利益一致的,包括对付运毒活动的政策。律政部长指出,伟光若获得宽赦,他的事迹将鼓励更多年轻人涉足毒品贩运活动。相反的,后援会认为,伟光若获得宽赦,他将是新加坡最好的反毒活榜样。

伟光在监狱中获得彻底的觉悟了。在信仰佛教和在佛法的教导下,他发愿使用余下的生命劝导其他囚犯和教导大众毒品如何破坏人们的生活。总统阁下做出的宽赦,是关乎是否以终结伟光的生命来拯救更多人,抑或允许他获得第二次生命机会,为这个曾被他伤害的社会做出弥补。

除非获得新加坡监狱局的延长批准,否则伟光寻求宽赦的最后日期是2010年8月26日。一般情况下,总统会用3个月时间做出决定。一旦总统决绝伟光的宽赦申请,死刑将在数个星期内执行。

无论如何,杨伟光后援会不会就此停止。我们会继续收集请愿签名,直至总统做出决定。任何有意做出签名的公众,可以进行网上签名,网址是http://www.petitiononline.com/SaveVK/petition.html

杨伟光后援会

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