Malaysian Prabagaran executed in Singapore

Malaysian Prabagaran executed in Singapore

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian who was convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore was executed on Friday morning.

S. Prabagaran, 29, who is from Johor Baru was hung to death at the Changi Prison at 6am, according to We Believe in Second Chances, a non-governmental organisation.

“The family is collecting his body now,” the NGO’s co-founder Kirsten Han told The Star Online on Friday.

The Singapore Court of Appeal had on Thursday dismissed an application by Prabagaran’s lawyers, saying he had already received due process and the application was an “abuse of process”.

 His lawyers contended that he still had an appeal pending in Malaysian courts, where lawyers had filed an application to compel the Malaysian government to take his case to the International Court of Justice amid concerns he did not get a fair trail.

Prabagaran was sentenced to hang for trying to smuggle a form of pure heroin into Singapore in April 2012.

The Malaysian, who was working in a petrol station, was arrested at the Woodlands checkpoint in April 2012 for possession of 22.24g of heroin, which were found in a black bundle in the centre armrest console of the car he was driving.

He had said that he borrowed the car from a friend to enter Singapore that day because he was afraid that his motorcycle would be repossessed.

Source:The Star