NAGAENTHRAN Dharmalingam’s appeal against his death sentence will be heard at Singapore’s Court of Appeal on November 30, his family said.
“Our lawyer M. Ravi informed us this morning through a phone call,” said Nagaenthran’s sister Sharmila.
The 35-year-old said her family is now hopeful that the court would overturn the death sentence.
On Tuesday, Deputy Foreign Minister Kamarudin Jaffar told the Dewan Rakyat that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had also asked the Singapore president to review the sentence imposed on the 32-year-old.
Earlier this month, the appeals court in Singapore extended the stay of execution on grounds that Nagaenthran has Covid-19.
Nagaenthran was arrested in 2009 and sentenced to death in 2011 under the Misuse of Drugs Act for illegally importing 42.7g of diamorphine.
He was caught with a bundle of heroin strapped to his thigh when entering the city-state from Malaysia via the Woodlands checkpoint in April 2009.
The Malaysian on death row for drug trafficking was slated to be executed on November 10.
The Singapore Court of Appeal upheld the sentence in November 2011, and further resentencing applications were dismissed.
Nagaenthran has been diagnosed with intellectual disability and has
an IQ of 69, which is lower than average. – November 25, 2021.Malaysian Insight