Malaysia will not interfere in Singapore death row cases

Source: The Star Online

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SINGAPORE: Malaysia will not interfere in other countries’ internal affairs, including a court case involving a Malaysian death row inmate in Singapore.

“We are aware that there is an effort to put pressure to bring a particular court case here to a higher profile,” Malaysian High Commissioner to Singapore Datuk Ilango Karuppannan told Bernama.

It was reported that a Malaysian death row inmate S. Prabagaran, aged 30, was making a judicial review application to direct the Government to start proceedings against Singapore in the International Court of Justice over his conviction for drug trafficking.

The Foreign Ministry and the Malaysian Government were named as respondents in the application which was filed at the Malaysian High Court registry in January this year. Read more

Mum pleads for Govt’s help to save son on S’pore death row

Source: The Star Online

Press conference on 11 January 2017. Prabagaran's mother, V. Eswari was accompanied by lawyers and civil rights advocates.

Press conference on 11 January 2017. Prabagaran’s mother, V. Eswari was accompanied by lawyers and civil rights advocates.

KUALA LUMPUR: A 54-year-old single mother from Johor Bahru is pleading to the Government to help her save her 29-year-old son, who is on death row in Singapore for drug trafficking.

Her son, S. Prabagaran, has exhausted all legal appeals and is facing imminent execution.

He is awaiting the result of a clemency petition to the Singapore President. The clemency request was sent in February last year, with its result due anytime soon, according to lawyers.

Singapore, however, has not granted a clemency request for the past 13 years. Read more

Singapore seizes $240m in assets in 1MDB probe, half from flamboyant Malaysian financier Jho Low and family

Source: The Straits Times

Half of the $240m in assets seized in 1MDB probe belong to flamboyant Malaysian billionaire Low Taek Jho.PHOTO: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

SINGAPORE – About half of some S$240 million worth of assets seized by Singapore authorities in the course of their investigations in relation to various 1MDB-related fund flows, belong to flamboyant Malaysian billionaire Low Taek Jho and his immediate family, it was disclosed on Thursday (July 21).

The Attorney-General’s office, the Commercial Affairs Division and Monetary Authority of Singapore said this on Thursday in response to action taken by the US Justice Department to forfeit and recover more than US$1 billion in assets associated with an international conspiracy to launder funds related to Malaysan state fund 1MDB.

Mr Low, 34, who is most often referred to as Jho Low, is a confidant of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s family and among figures allegedly at the heart of 1MDB’s angled dealings. Mr Low has said previously he provided “occasional” consulting to 1MDB that did not break any laws.

The US in its lawsuit alleged he bought up penthouses in New York, a mansion in Beverly Hills and expensive art fraudulently using 1MDB funds. Read more