Tens of thousands across the world have signed a change.org petition pleading to Singapore President Halimah Yacob for clemency over an intellectually-disabled Malaysian man on death row. Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam was arrested in Singapore for drug trafficking aged 21 and has been on death row for a decade. Now 33, Nagaenthran reportedly suffers from ADHD and has an IQ of 69, which has prompted rights groups across the Singapore-Malaysia border to appeal against the ruling. We spoke to Coconuts’ own KL and Singapore editors Yeu-Gynn Yeung and Nurul Azliah to find out more about the case.
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Russian man and Ukraine woman deported from Indonesia after forging PCR test results | Thailand expands travel green list with 17 more countries | Undercover cops in Squid Game, vampire garb bust taxi drivers for overcharging on Halloween | Premier League star Wilfried Zaha shares racist Insta DM from Indonesian user | KLCC antimasker slapped with RM3,000 fine | Illegally kept monkeys found in Manila | MP Raeesah Khan faces party discipline for distorting rape victim’s story | Yangon schools reopen with soldiers – but not many students
The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.