15 Jun '11, 10am

Lawyer for Yong Vui Kong urges Malaysia Parliament to appeal to ICJ

Lawyer for Yong Vui Kong urges Malaysia Parliament to appeal to ICJ

At a press conference inside the Malaysian Houses of Parliament today, human rights activist and lawyer for Yong Vui Kong Madasamy Ravi urged the Malaysian Parliament to take Yong Vui Kong’s case to the International Court of Justice. Together with him were Malaysian MPs Nurul Azziza, Datok Chua Soon Bui (MP for Sabah) and Tian Chua. In a press statement, Mr Ravi wrote that Yong “did not receive a fair trial given the fact that Chief Justice was in conflict of interest in proceeding to hear the case, despite a valid application to recuse him from hearing the case.” Yong suffered the “the greatest injustice as a result.” According to Mr Ravi, this would be his ”final attempt” to save Yong. He also claimed that there seemed to be quite alot of support amongst the members of Parliament in Malaysia. Yong was sentenced to death in 2009 for drug trafficking in Singapore. He was ...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/06/lawyer-for-yong-vui-k...

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