Malaysian given death sentence via Zoom

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The Singapore Supreme Court handed a death sentence to a Malaysian for drug trafficking charges via Zoom, leading to criticisms that the move was inhumane. BFM speaks to N Surendran, the advisor for Lawyers for Liberty, for his thoughts.

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Gursharan Singh
Gursharan Singh
23 May 2020 11.34am

Singapore SC handed a death sentence to a Malaysian for drug trafficking charges via Zoom, leading to criticisms that the move was inhumane.

Singapore has its own laws so is it fair for foreigners to give views on how laws are enforced in other countries?
Strict enforcement of prescribed Singapore laws by relevant Authorities/Judiciary may have contributed to the feeling of safety of Singapore residents and there is no distinction for any reason. This may have created in compliance to laws by residents even when there is no police/enforcers in sight and penalties are prompt and deterrent.
Agreed there is a price to pay and majority of Singaporeans may have willingly paid the ‘price’ though there are always some who object.
Be safe