Yesterday (25 April), a last-minute plea to delay the execution of a Malaysian death row convict in Singapore was filed by his mother, pending a hearing on her appeal against the republic’s chief judge over a probable conflict of interest.
Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam, a 34-year-old convict, was originally set to be hanged on Wednesday. He was found guilty of transporting 42.72 grammes of heroin into Singapore.
Nagaenthran was charged with drug trafficking and convicted in 2011.
It is alleged that Nagaenthran was also coerced by a man who assaulted him and threatened to murder his girlfriend.
During the trial, he was deemed to be suffering from ADHD and had an IQ of 69, indicating that he is intellectually handicapped. However, the court found that he was not “significantly disabled” and therefore could fully comprehend that he was committing an illegal act.
Panchalai Supermaniam, 60, will…