MADPET calls on Singapore to stop its plans to execute Malaysian citizen in respect of Malaysian court

Source: The Online Citizen

by Charles Hector, for and on behalf of MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture)

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MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) calls on Singapore to stop its plans to execute Malaysian citizen Prabagaran Srivijayan on Friday, 14 July 2017. Prabagaran was convicted and sentenced to death for the offence of drug trafficking by Singapore.  There are concerns that he was not accorded a fair trial.

There is an application now pending at the Malaysian Court of Appeal to refer Singapore to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for breach of the right to a fair trial. Last March, the Malaysian High Court denied the application for leave for a judicial review to compel Malaysia to intervene by referring Singapore to the ICJ. That means that this judicial review is not even been heard on the merits. Justice demands that Prabagaran not be executed until this court application be heard.

Singapore will not lose anything by simply postponing the execution, better still commuting the death penalty to imprisonment.

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Putrajaya resists death row convicts’ attempt to drag it to court

Source: FMT News

KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya has given notice that it wants to quash two lawsuits filed here by Malaysians on death row in Singapore after they were found guilty of trafficking drugs.

Lawyer N Surendran said this was made known by government lawyer Umar Saifuddin Jaafar who appeared before High Court judge Hanipah Farikullah today.

It is unclear the basis for Putrajaya's objection and court has fixed March 7 to hear the matter, says lawyer N Surendran. Pic from FMT News.

It is unclear the basis for Putrajaya’s objection and court has fixed March 7 to hear the matter, says lawyer N Surendran. Pic from FMT News.

“We do not know the basis for the objection,” Surendran told reporters after a case management in chambers.

Surendran said the government had been instructed to file its objection by Feb 20 and his clients would reply by Feb 27.

Hanipah fixed March 7 to hear the objection and also hear whether to grant leave for the judicial review applications by the two men.

Surendran, together with counsel Raul Lee Baskaran, represented S Prabagaran and K Datchinamurthy while Saifuddin was assisted by Federal Counsel Nadia Hanim.

Prabagaran filed his leave application for judicial review on Jan 16 while Datchinamurthy submitted his legal papers last Friday. Read more

Death row inmate’s judicial review bid not interfering with Singapore affairs, says lawyer

Source: The Malay Mail Online

V. Eswary, pictured with lawyer Surendran (right), filed the judicial review at a High Court here today. — Picture by Choo Choy May

V. Eswary, pictured with lawyer Surendran (right), filed the judicial review at a High Court here today. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — The judicial review bid by a Malaysian death row inmate in Singapore to compel the Malaysian government to take his case to an international court is not an “interference” in Singapore affairs, his lawyer N. Surendran said today.

S. Prabagaran, 29, who is facing death sentence for drug trafficking in Singapore, and his mother V. Eswary, both filed the judicial review at a High Court here today, seeking leave to obtain a mandamus for the Malaysian government to institute legal action against Singapore at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

“We are not entering Singapore’s affairs. It’s just wanting justice done for a Malaysian citizen,” he told reporters after filing the judicial review here today.

“Malaysia has the right to raise any cases regarding the treatment of its citizens abroad,” he added. Read more

Malaysian on Singapore death row to file judicial review forcing Putrajaya’s intervention

Source: The Malay Mail Online

noose-hang-death-penalty-2410KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 — A Malaysian who is on death row in Singapore will file a judicial review tomorrow to compel Putrajaya to file a case with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ahead of his execution.

S. Prabagaran, 29, will file the judicial review at the High Court here tomorrow via his lawyers in Malaysia, led by N. Surendran.

Surendran told Malay Mail Online that this was the only avenue left available for Prabagaran, who is set to face execution in a few weeks for drug trafficking.

“He had exhausted all his appeals and the only way for him is for the Malaysian government to intervene and file a case with ICJ against the Republic of Singapore,” Surendran said. Read more

Couple get death sentence for drug trafficking

Source: The Malay Mail Online

noose-hang-death-penalty-2410JOHOR BAHRU, Dec 14 ― The High Court here today sentenced a couple to death by hanging for drug trafficking.

Justice Datuk Mohd Sofian Abd Razak imposed the punishment on P. Krishnan Murthy and S. Gayathri, both aged 31, after finding that the defence had failed to cast any reasonable doubt on the prosecution’s case.

The judge said the defence failed to prove that the drugs belonged to an individual named Gunalan, purportedly a friend of Krishnan Murthy’s brother, and failed to prove that Gunalan had access to their house.

The duo were found guilty of trafficking in a lethal combination of heroin and monoacethylmorphines weighing 272.14gm at 19-08, Blok C, Apartment Sri Impian, Larkin Perdana on May 25, 2014 around 9.15pm. Read more