Kalwant Singh and his family will not give up, and neither should we.
Singapore’s death penalty for drug offences sees a binary between “victims” of drugs and “predator” traffickers. Nazeri bin Lajim’s experiences show that the reality is much more complex.
“Do their lives and deaths come down to these technicalities? The person who sold drugs to my brother happened to have information that was helpful to the CNB (Central Narcotic Bureau), but my brother didn’t. For this, should he die?”
A report on Singapore’s prison system, based on analysis of existing laws and regulations, as well as interviews with people who have had first-hand experience of incarceration.
“The harshness and cruelty that some have claimed is just, is not. Two wrongs do not make a right. In the end, there is only a legacy of bloodshed that posterity may not even want on their hands anymore.”
“Its really crazy to think that we earn a few hundreds as a drug worker or a runner and we get a death sentence, no second chance no life imprisonment.”
Imprisoned for the first time when he was a teenager, Abdul Kahar has been scheduled for execution at the age of 68. By this point, he has spent more of his life behind bars than as a free man.
Thoughts from the niece of Rosman bin Abdullah.
Mohammad Reduan bin Mustaffar was sentenced to death for drug trafficking in 2019. His appeal was dismissed in 2020. Three of his children have written pleas for clemency to President Halimah Yacob.
Singapore, where is your heart? Where is your conscience? Not only have you broken a family into pieces, you are giving them harrowing memories to live with for the rest of their lives.