A Malaysian national was executed by hanging this morning in Singapore for a drug trafficking offence.
Prabu Pathmanathan, 31-year-old,(pic )was sentenced to death for committing offenses related trafficking 227.82g of diamorphine or heroin into the island state on Dec 31, 2014.
Lawyer N Surendran, who represents Prabu’s family, said the execution was in breach of due process, according to MalaysiaKini.
Surendran, who is also Lawyers for Liberty’s advisor, previously claimed that there were doubts concerning the drug trafficking conviction and noted that the vehicle in which drugs were found was driven by another person, and not Prabu, the news portal said.
Few hours after the execution, several photos of him taken in prison were shared on social media with some captions.
His friend, who was the last to see him, said Prabu left the photos along a message to share with the public: ” Stay away from drugs”
Malaysian officials and activists on Friday criticised neighbouring Singapore’s decision to hang a Malaysian drug trafficker despite high-level intervention from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s government for a stay of execution.
Mahathir’s government has recently announced it would soon abolish death penalty in Malaysia.
-Malaysia World News