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Saifuddin: Govt is looking for ways to help Malaysia be to hang in Singapore for drug trafficking – Nation t


KLUANG (Bernama): The government is looking for ways to help Malaysia who is due to be hanged in Singapore on Friday (May 24) for drug trafficking, says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

He said the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Liew Vui Keong, was making the effort to try to save Pannir Selvam Pranthaman from the nose of the hanger.

“Now I discussed it with Liew and we are working on behalf of Putrajaya to try to convince the Singapore government to give him the best of the death penalty,” he told reporters in Ramadan program. in Kampung Tengah here Tuesday (May 21).

He was asked to comment on an appeal by the Pannir family seeking government intervention because it was alleged that Pannir had not had enough opportunity to apply for clerics under the laws of the republic.

Saifuddin said in similar cases in the past, that the government had also taken the same method of trying to get a lighter sentence to those sentenced to death.

This is in line with the movement of Malaysia to impose a moratorium on the compulsory death sentence.

When asked how Putrajaya could solve the alleged problem of a short warning about the delivery of the death sentence, he said there was nothing the Malaysian government could do.

“This is the way Singapore administers its law. There is not much room for us to complain but usually what we do is that we will do our best to help our people, ”he said.

On Tuesday, the Pannir family, through Liberty Solicitors' human rights group, traveled to Putrajaya as their last hope to save them from the death penalty.

This followed their unsuccessful efforts to save Pannir, which included sending the final appeal to President Halimah Yacob in Singapore.

Pannir, 32, was convicted of the offense by the Singapore High Court on June 27, 2017. – Bernama

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