• Current Cases

    Current Cases: Yong Vui Kong

    “The death penalty subject was not something I went looking for, in fact, I didn’t know much about the death penalty or [mandatory death penalty]. Then it found me.” – Kit Lim, Malaysian filmmaker It’s 2013, and Yong Vui Kong is still on death row in Changi Prison. The campaign to save his life is ongoing, and small changes to the law are giving us a little more hope. In the meantime, his story continues to reach people, challenging them to reflect upon their own views on the death penalty and its place in society. Malaysian filmmaker Kit Lim is just one such person. “I came across Yong Vui Kong’s…

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    Current Cases: Cheong Chun Yin

    Cheong Chun Yin was convicted of trafficking 2.7kg of heroin into Singapore in February 2010. The Court of Appeal upheld the sentence in October 2010. To this day, Chun Yin claims that he did not know the suitcase he had been given in Myanmar contained heroin. He had been told that he would be carrying gold bars for the purposes of tax evasion. He says he did not cut open the lining of the bag to verify if the objects hidden in it were gold bars or not because he did not want to be held responsible for anything going missing. Chun Yin was arrested alighting from a taxi in…