Tag: death penalty

PH’s response to misguided accusations: no, we do not want traffickers to go unpunished

PH’s response to misguided accusations: no, we do not want traffickers to go unpunished

Since the publication of this article on publichouse.sg, “The hanging of Muhammad Ridzuan – a family left to pick up the pieces”, some have accused this website of arguing for drug traffickers to not be punished, or to be allowed to go scot-free. It is […]

The hanging of Muhammad Ridzuan – a family left to pick up the pieces

The hanging of Muhammad Ridzuan – a family left to pick up the pieces

[Photo above: Family photo; Ridzuan, second from right] Under Singapore’s death penalty regime, and contrary to what some may say, there are no winners, only victims. As the crowd of family and friends kept vigil outside the walls of Changi Prison, one among them was […]

M’sian Federal Court restores separation of power principle – relevant to S’pore?

M’sian Federal Court restores separation of power principle – relevant to S’pore?

A landmark ruling in Malaysia may have relevance for Singapore On 20 April, the Malaysia Federal Court laid down a ruling which many in the country had waited 30 years for. In a landmark decision, the court ruled that Parliament cannot curtail the powers of […]

Hanged because he had not “substantively assisted” the CNB

Hanged because he had not “substantively assisted” the CNB

Mohd Jeefrey bin Ismail was hanged in the early hours of Friday morning, 21 April, at least according to the scheduled execution date given to his family by the Singapore Prison Service. He was executed after the Public Prosecutor decided that Jeefrey had not “substantively […]

Govt should stop ignoring huge flaw in Public Prosecutor’s role

Govt should stop ignoring huge flaw in Public Prosecutor’s role

Mohd Jeefrey bin Jamil’s last attempt to escape the death sentence was met with a rejection by the President on 17 April. And rather unusually, on the same day his clemency appeal was rejected, his family was informed that he would be hanged in Changi […]

Not in community’s interest: US State Attorney on why she refused to seek death sentence for murderer

Not in community’s interest: US State Attorney on why she refused to seek death sentence for murderer

“I have given this issue extensive, painstaking thought and consideration,” Orlando’s State Attorney Aramis Ayala said. “What has become abundantly clear through this process is that while I do have discretion to pursue death sentences, I have determined that doing so is not in the best […]

Inmate’s case again highlights problems with Public Prosecutor’s powers

Inmate’s case again highlights problems with Public Prosecutor’s powers

PHOTO: Eswary Vengatasamy, the mother of S. Prabagaran broke down during a press conference, January 11, 2017. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng (Yahoo) Malaysia rules out interference in S’pore death sentence case A last-ditch attempt to save the life of a death row inmate in […]

Is compassion possible in Singapore’s death row?

Is compassion possible in Singapore’s death row?

They are that small group of people whom few would bother with, except their families, lawyers and activists. And so, their welfare is perhaps not something which is viewed as a terribly important thing, especially when they are convicted death row inmates. Be that as […]