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The Istana guards were ready for the family when they arrived. Ravi had made sure to inform them in advance. They quickly accepted the petition and signatures, then a guard curtly told the family, “You may leave now.”
But the Yongs were not done yet. Their father had prepared a simple message for President Nathan, and Yun Leong asked if the guards could help deliver it. “Just a few words,” he said. In effect, it was a single statement - a father's personal plea for his son's life. But the guards would not listen.