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Singapore Defends Indian-Origin Malaysian Drug Trafficker

Singapore has defended its judgement on death sentence of an Indian-origin Malaysian drug trafficker at highest level with both prime minister and foreign minister writing to their Malaysian counterparts, pointing out that convict has been accorded due process under law of city state.

Singapore has protected its judgment on capital punishment of a 33-year-old Indian-beginning Malaysian medication dealer at the most elevated level with both the head administrator and the unfamiliar clergyman keeping in touch with their Malaysian partners, calling attention to that the convict has been concurred fair treatment under the law of the city state. Leader Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Foreign Affairs (MFA) Dr Vivian Balakrishnan have answered to their Malaysian partners over the instance of Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam whose execution has been remained after he tried positive for COVID-19 while his last offered request was heard on Tuesday, a day prior to the hanging. 

As per the authority Malaysian news organization Bernama, Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob had purportedly kept in touch with his Singaporean partner Lee looking for mercy in the case."Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan have answered to their Malaysian partners to pass on that Nagaenthran A/L K Dharmalingam has been concurred full fair treatment under the law," a MFA representative said because of media questions on Friday.

Nagaenthran was condemned to death in 2010 for bringing in 42.7 grams of unadulterated heroin into Singapore in 2009 in a pack tied to his thigh, and has since been waiting for capital punishment. He was 21-year-old at the hour of capture. Protection legal counselor M Ravi recorded a court application on November 8 this year expressing that Nagaenthran has the psychological time of somebody under 18. He contended that legal leniency ought to be practiced to allow Nagaenthran a relief from the execution of capital punishment, awaiting additional mental assessments and reports on his psychological state. On Thursday, Singapore's Ambassador Umej Bhatia told the United Nations in Geneva that the High Court had observed Nagaenthran was on marginal scholarly working yet didn't experience the ill effects of gentle scholarly inability. 

Bhatia reacted to a joint critical allure from four uncommon UN rapporteurs, who on October 29, approached Singapore to conclusively stop Nagaenthran's execution, saying he had psychosocial inabilities. Bhatia said that the High Court had, at Nagaenthran's resentencing hearing quite a long while prior, explicitly thought about whether he met the demonstrative standards for scholarly inability under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), which included, in addition to other things, deficiencies in scholarly and versatile working.

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