Today, in my capacity as the founding member of the Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign (SADPC), and former lawyer for the accused, I presented a Memorandum to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia which was duly received by the First Secretary, Nur Eliza Jemal Zainal and the Consular Officer, Siti Izayani. Present with me at the Malaysian High Commission this afternoon, was the mother of the convict on death row for a drug tracking offence which took place in 2012. His name – Prabagaran A/L Srivijayan, his age – 29 and his only hope – a successful result from a clemency petition to the President of Singapore.
The Memorandum urges the Malaysian government to initiate an action in the International Court of Justice to save Prabagaran’s life on account of breach of customary international law on the right to a fair trial.
The Independent Singapore, has published the Memorandum in its entirety and it can be viewed here.
I will continue to lobby the Malaysian Parliament and will attend a Press Conference in Malaysia in the first week of January to persuade the Government to initiate legal action at the International Court of Justice. I would like to thank everyone for their support. If you like to help and contribute in anyway to this campaign, please email me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, a video made by the Coalition Against the Death Penalty in ASEAN as part of the ‘End Crime, Not Life’ campaign is available here.