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Singapore to decide on Yong’s clemency appeal | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Singapore to decide on Yong’s clemency appeal | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Malaysian protesters gather outside Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur on August 26, 2010 to urge the neighbouring … By Andrew Loh President Tony Tan is expected to hand down his decision on the clemency appeal from death row inmate Yong Vui Kong anytime now. Yong, a Malaysian caught in 2007 for trafficking in 47.27g of heroin into Singapore, submitted his appeal in July this year. Originally scheduled to be hanged in December 2009, Yong's execution has been stayed for almost 2 years now, thanks to the work of his lawyer, M Ravi. Yong's predicament has attracted international attention and much has been said about his case. It is now up to the president to decide — or more accurately, the Cabinet to decide. In 2010, the courts in Singapore ruled that the president has no authority to decide on clemency appeals, and that he is obliged to adhere to the Cabinet's decis...

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