Press Statement / 27.9.2010
MEMORANDUM HIGHLIGHTING VUI KONG CASE SUBMITTED TO ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)
Save Vui Kong Campaign, represented by Ngeow Chow Ying and Tah Moon Hui, had successfully submitted a memorandum highlighting Yong Vui Kong’s case to the representatives of AICHR, on 24.9.2010 at 230pm at J.W Marriot Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
The memorandum highlights Yong Vui Kong’s case and in particular, Singapore Law Minister K Shunmugan’s public statement and its implication. The memorandum urges AICHR to exercise its mandate to look into the violation of rights of Yong, to conduct a thematic study on mandatory death sentence and to impose moratorium on death penalty.
The memorandum was received by the Malaysia’s representative, Dato’ Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah on behalf of the Chairperson of AICHR.
Dato Sri Shafee had while receiving the memorandum, indicated that he is aware of Yong’s case and that he will attend Yong’s appeal against the dismissal of the judicial review application, which is fixed for hearing on 17.1.2011.
Dato Sri Shafee further said that a copy of the memorandum will be handed to all representatives of AICHR and bring to their attention the urgency of Yong’s case.
We were also told that a thematic study on mandatory death penalty had been proposed to the AICHR.
Save Vui Kong Campaign appreciates the actions taken and urges Dato Sri Shafee and AICHR to treat Yong’s case on an extremely urgent basis and appropriate actions be taken to address the issues raised in the memorandum.
Save Vui Kong Campaign maintain that beside Yong’s right to life, his right to a fair and impartial clemency proceeding, which is an accepted international law and practice and a right granted to him pursuant to Article 22(p) of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore, had been denied.
Save Vui Kong Campaign
(Click here to read Memorandum on YVK to AICHR)
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