Monthly Archives: January 2011

WANTED FOR MERCY: SINGAPORE AND ITS MANDATORY DEATH PENALTY

Published at East Asian Law Journal, Vol. 1 No. 2 By M. Ravi, Practitioner at L.F. Violet Netto, Lawyer for Yong Vui Kong and Alan Shadrake; Co-author Choo Zheng Xi Overview: harsh substantive law unsupported by criminological statistics Systematic penalogical … Continue reading

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URGENT ACTION- 23 year old Malaysian man faces execution

URGENT APPEAL for Yong Vui Kong at imminent risk of execution in Singapore Yong Vui Kong, a 23-year-old Malaysian man, has exhausted his appeals against a mandatory death sentence in Singapore. He is at immediate risk of execution unless the … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera’s Documentaty – Witness : Yong’s Story

Yong’s Story was aired on Al-Jazeera English’s Witness strand on 25 Jan 2011. It shows us the desperate efforts of his family, lawyer & activists to save Vui Kong life. With this documentary, hopefully more people will be made aware … Continue reading

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A smile to say, “Thank you.”

The court had adjourned for 15 minutes while Vui Kong’s lawyers prepared some documents for his case. People stood up and began milling about, talking in low voices or answering messages on their phones. I sat next to Vui Kong’s … Continue reading

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Reprieve but living on borrowed time

Convicted Sabahan Yong Vui Kong may have postponed his date with destiny but the hangman’s noose is still hovering over him as he awaits the final outcome. Once again, Malaysian Yong Vui Kong is supposedly “free” at last. The Sabah … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Vui Kong

By RASHVINJEET S.BEDI (rashvin@thestar.com.my), Original post : http://www.thestaronline.com Two years have passed since Sabahan Yong Vui Kong was sentenced to death by a Singapore court for a drug offence. As campaigns to save him continue relentlessly, he has turned to … Continue reading

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VK’s appeal on Monday

On 9.5.2010, the Honorable Law Minister of Singapore has publicly made a statement pertaining to Vui Kong case. The statement has basically rejected Vui Kong clemency even though it has not been filed and presented. This has denied Vui Kong rights to a fair and … Continue reading

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Give Life 2nd Chance–Launch of Vui Kong eBook & Sharing Session on 15 Jan 2011 @ 11am

Save Vui Kong Campaign has over the last 2 months and with the help of our volunteers, digitized some of Vui Kong’s letters to family and friends into an E-Book (Chinese Version). We will launch the E-book entit…led “Vui Kong’s … Continue reading

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Blogging For Life

Hello all! Hope everyone had a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year, and that 2011 is treating you all good so far. Yong Vui Kong’s hearing has been scheduled for the morning of 17th January 2010, the week of … Continue reading

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