Singapore has sovereign right to use death penalty against drug offenders: MHA, MinLaw respond to M'sian minister
The Malaysian minister had noted with 'grave concern' the execution of a Malaysian drug trafficker in Singapore.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
He had trafficked enough pure heroin enough to feed the addiction of nearly 200 abusers for a week, MHA and MinLaw said. He was accorded full due process under the law, and was represented by legal counsel throughout the process, they added.
They added that Malaysia can also take"serious steps" to prevent people from being recruited for drug trafficking and from crossing into Singapore.
"It is therefore heart-wrenching to see a fellow citizen to be executed, for circumstances entirely uncompelling, given the close proximity of our countries," said Mr Liew.
Noting that there is no international consensus on the death penalty, the ministries added that the death penalty is an important component of Singapore's comprehensive anti-drug strategy.
"Justice must be tempered with mercy, and I implore Singapore to do so."Read more: The Straits Times
Lost by-election so try to distract voters from own problem. ....the little red dot roared again..... good on you Singapura!... You just cannot stunt drugs into Singapore and later get caught cry like a baby , God also cannot help you , law is law
Singapore has right to use death penalty against drug offenders: MHA, MinLaw respond to Malaysian ministerSINGAPORE - Singapore has the sovereign right to use the death penalty against drug offenders and expects other countries to respect its laws, said the Republic's Law and Home Affairs Ministries in a joint statement on Friday (Nov 22).. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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