Daily Archives: 2011-07-08

Human Rights, Education and Positive Reinforcement

Ghui / When it comes to human rights, Singapore is not the country that springs to mind. After all, Singapore has not acceded to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Internal Securities Act still remains in force. Perhaps the best way to determine the place of human rights in Singapore is to examine how human rights are defined. …

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Letters from Vui Kong – The Twelfth Letter : On Facing Death

Yong Vui Kong is a death row inmate in Singapore. He was arrested at age 19 with 47.27g of heroin, convicted of trafficking and sentenced under the Mandatory Death Penalty. His final appeal was dismissed by the Court of Appeal on 4 April 2011. He can now only plead for clemency from the President (acting on the advice of the …

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Yong Vui Kong Petitions President S R Nathan for clemency

by: Kirsten Han additional reporting by: Azhar Jalil/ Lawyers representing convicted drug trafficker Yong Vui Kong have filed a petition for a presidential pardon yesterday evening, after their client’s final legal appeal was dismissed. The 46-point petition asks that Yong, a Malaysian citizen, be granted clemency based on the following mitigating points: • his exceptionally harsh upbringing, • his youth …

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