PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Kho Jabing (pic), who was convicted of murder in Singapore in 2008, will be executed next Friday (20 May 2016).
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Friday, 13 May 2016 | MYT 2:19 PM
Kho Jabing to be executed next Friday
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Kho Jabing (pic), who was convicted of murder in Singapore in 2008, will be executed next Friday.
His sister Jumai Kho said that she received a letter from the Singapore Prison Service on Thursday that the execution was scheduled for May 20.
She said that they would have to accept Singapore’s laws and the fact that her brother will be executed.
“A lot of people have tried their best to stop the execution but the country’s laws cannot be changed. That is the will of God,” she told the Star Online on Friday.
Jumai said that she and her mother would be going to Singapore this weekend.
“If there is luck, who knows the execution can still be avoided at the last moment. It’s not easy but we have to accept it. We have tried our best,” she added.
We Believe in Second Chances founder Kirsten Han told the Star Online that they were trying to assess their options in a bid to stop the execution.
A bid to commute a death sentence at Singapore's Court of Appeal failed last month.
Jabing, 31, from Ulu Baram, Sarawak was found guilty of killing a Chinese construction worker with a tree branch back in 2008 during a robbery attempt.
He was scheduled to be executed on Nov 6 last year but received a stay the day before, after his lawyer filed a motion raising points of law about the way the case was handled.
Jabing was sentenced to death in 2010 but in August 2013, following revisions to Singapore’s mandatory death penalty laws, the High Court sentenced him to life and 24 strokes of the cane instead.
The prosecution challenged the decision before the Court of Appeal, which again sentenced Jabing to death in a 3-2 majority decision earlier this year.
On Oct 19, Singapore president Tony Tan rejected a clemency petition before a stay of execution by the Court of Appeal.
In 2013, the Singapore government amended the mandatory death penalty that gave judges the discretion to choose between death and life imprisonment with caning for murder, as well as certain cases of drug trafficking.
Friday, 20 May 2016 | MYT 4:21 PM
Kho Jabing executed in Singapore
PETALING JAYA: After a long battle that saw several last-minute stays of executions, Sarawakian Kho Jabing (pic) was hanged in Singapore on Friday.
He was executed at about 3.30pm at the Changi Prison after meeting his family for the last time, said Rachel Zeng of the Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign.
The timing of his execution was considered highly irregular as executions usually take place at dawn on Friday.
His execution came after a five-panel Court of Appeal dismissed an eleventh-hour attempt to stay the execution.
Jabing, 31, was originally scheduled to be hanged in the morning for the brutal killing of a construction worker in 2008 but received a temporary stay of execution late Thursday night.