PETALING JAYA: S Prabagaran, a Malaysian, who was convicted for drug trafficking in Singapore, was hanged early this morning after the country’s Court of Appeal dismissed his application to stay his execution.
Channel NewsAsia reported that Prabagaran was executed at Changi Prison.
Prabagaran was convicted in 2012 after 22.24g of diamorphine, a pure form of heroin, was found in his car at the Singaporean immigration checkpoint as he tried to enter the country.
He maintained his innocence, claiming that he did not own the car he drove and was not aware of the drugs being in it.
Earlier this year, he turned to the Malaysian courts to compel the government to start legal proceedings against Singapore before an international tribunal for denying him a fair trial.
On March 24, Prabagaran failed to obtain leave at the Kuala Lumpur High Court to compel the Malaysian government to start proceedings against Singapore.
Yesterday, lawyer N Surendran said Singapore’s Court of Appeal had dismissed Prabagaran’s application to stay his execution pending his case in the Malaysian courts.
He told FMT the appeals court had ruled that Singapore is a sovereign nation and that it would not wait for the outcome of proceedings in Malaysia.