16 May 2005
I was saddened to learn of the death of Mr Shanmugam. My condolences go to his mother and sons.
I did write to the Minister of Law, the Attorney General and the Chief Justice, as you suggested, urging them to lift the death sentence on Mr Shanmugam, and for the government to reconsider its poilicy on the death penalty. That was on the 3rd of May, and so far I have had no reply.
As I said befor the sooner Singapore abolishes the death penalty the better.