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December 19 2009 | SINGAPORE


An uncommon event: second stay of Yong Vui Kong's execution

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Court of Appeal grants Yong Vui Kong a hearing, and a second stay of execution

In the Court of Appeal this morning, Malaysian Yong Vui Kong was granted an extension of time to have his appeal heard. After hearing arguments from both sides, the three judges agreed with his lawyer, Mr M Ravi, that Yong had a right to have his appeal considered by the courts. When this will take place is yet to be decided. It is believed that it will take place in about 2 months. In the meantime, Yong, who was originally scheduled to be hanged last Friday, will not face execution until after the Court of Appeal has heard his appeal. Last Wednesday, Yong was granted a stay of execution pending today’s hearing. Now, he has effectively been granted a further stay of execution. TOC’s report on today’s proceedings, which was attended by a packed courtroom, coming soon.

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