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Published: Wednesday April 4, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday May 27, 2013 MYT 10:12:31 AM

Singapore court dismisses appeal by Sabahan on death row

SINGAPORE: The Court of Appeal here has dismissed an appeal by Sabahan Yong Vui Kong, 24, alleging unequal treatment by the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) over his drug case.

Vui Kong is on death row after he was found guilty of possessing 42.27g of heroin in June 2007.

In his appeal, Vui Kong claimed he was treated unfairly as his "boss" or supplier, Chia Choon Leong, 46, and another member of the syndicate, Koh Bak Kiong, 31, both Singaporean, had their charges reduced, after initially being charged with drug offences punishable by death.

The appeal was dismissed Wednesday in a joint judgement made by Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong and Judges of Appeal Justice Andree Phang Boon Leong and Justice V.K. Rajah.

Justice Chan, who read a summary of the judgement, said the points brought up in the appeal had no merit based on law and on facts.

He then dismissed the appeal.

Yong was visibly distressed after the judgement was read, and reporters were later informed by his lawyer M. Ravi that he was sad and shocked at the court's decision.

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