A mere two days before he was scheduled to hang at the gallows, the Singaporean High Court has today granted a stay on the execution of Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam.
In a last ditch attempt to spare his life, his lawyers successfully challenged the constitutionality of the decision up to the Court of Appeal in the city-state, which has since been granted.
This means that his execution will not take place until at least the end of the appeals process at the higher court – the date of which is yet to be fixed.
Earlier, amid an outpouring of public consternation over the case, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri wrote to his counterpart Lee Hsien Loong to appeal the decision on ‘humanitarian grounds’.
“While I note that the legal process has been exhausted, I submit this appeal for leniency purely on…