In the Court of Appeal this morning, Malaysian Yong Vui Kong was granted an extension of time to have his appeal heard. After hearing arguments from both sides, the three judges agreed with his lawyer, Mr M Ravi, that Yong had a right to have his appeal considered by the courts. When this will take place is yet to be decided. It is believed that it will take place in about 2 months. In the meantime, Yong, who was originally scheduled to be hanged last Friday, will not face execution until after the Court of Appeal has heard his appeal. Last Wednesday, Yong was granted a stay of execution pending today’s hearing. Now, he has effectively been granted a further stay of execution. TOC’s report on today’s proceedings, which was attended by a packed courtroom, coming soon.
Note: Around the world, every year, the United Nations’ Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 10th December to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. An event is planned in Singapore to mark the occasion. Click here for more details.