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ASEAN Chair Condemns ‘Highly Reprehensible’ Myanmar Executions
July 26, 2022

ASEAN Chair Condemns ‘Highly Reprehensible’ Myanmar Executions

By Sebastian Strangio
The killings demonstrate the regime’s contempt for regional and global opinion. Could they force ASEAN to change its approach to the country’s conflict?

Another Malaysian to be Hanged in Singapore Wins Reprieve
April 29, 2022

Another Malaysian to be Hanged in Singapore Wins Reprieve

By Associated Press
The reprieve came a day after the execution of another Malaysian man in a high-profile death row case.
Singapore Executes Malaysian Man in High-Profile Death Row Case
April 27, 2022

Singapore Executes Malaysian Man in High-Profile Death Row Case

By Sebastian Strangio
A Singaporean court rejected a raft of appeals claiming that Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam had an intellectual disability and was coerced into carrying drugs.

Singapore Executes Convicted Drug Trafficker After Two Year COVID-19 Hiatus
March 31, 2022

Singapore Executes Convicted Drug Trafficker After Two Year COVID-19 Hiatus

By Sebastian Strangio
The hanging of Abdul Kahar Othman has raised activists' concerns of an impending “surge in execution notices.”

Malaysia Should Scrap the Death Penalty Once and For All
March 04, 2022

Malaysia Should Scrap the Death Penalty Once and For All

By Brian Yap
The move would send a strong signal to other Southeast Asian governments.

Singaporean Earns Temporary Reprieve in Capital Drug Case
September 17, 2020

Singaporean Earns Temporary Reprieve in Capital Drug Case

By Sebastian Strangio
But for those opposing the death penalty in Singapore, the decision marks just one tiny step toward abolition.

Australian Woman Escapes Death Penalty in Malaysia
November 27, 2019

Australian Woman Escapes Death Penalty in Malaysia

By Luke Hunt
The case had been read as a test case for the country under the Pakatan Harapan government.
The Real Failure of Southeast Asia’s Drug Wars
June 18, 2019

The Real Failure of Southeast Asia’s Drug Wars

By David Hutt
Wars against drugs may be winning political campaigns, but they are losing socioeconomic battles.

Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight
May 06, 2019

Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight

By Thisanka Siripala
With a new imperial year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, death row inmates are likely to be spared in the coming two years.

A New Drug Win for Malaysia?
October 11, 2017

A New Drug Win for Malaysia?

By David Hutt
The country could be taking a step forward soon in the region’s continuing struggle with drugs.

'Apprentice': Filmmaker Explores Capital Punishment in Singapore
November 15, 2016

'Apprentice': Filmmaker Explores Capital Punishment in Singapore

By Vishal Arora
Boo Junfeng discusses his latest film, which takes on the issue of capital punishment in Singapore, in an exclusive interview.

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