Anti-government blog The Online Citizen (TOC) has ganged up with foreigners again to interfere with Singapore politics and laws, this time collaborating with foreign NGO Amnesty International to exert pressure on the Singapore President to spare the life of Malaysian drug mule Yong Vui Kong.
According to an article on its website, TOC boasted to have received more than 100 emails since April 4 “from the USA, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Spain, appealing to President Dr. Tony Tan to stop the execution of Yong Vui Kong.”
It also admits that most of the letter writers are supporters or members of Amnesty International. It is not known if TOC is funded by such external agencies as well.
TOC has earlier organized protests at Hong Lim Park to exert pressure on the Singapore judiciary to spare the life of Yong. Though the majority of Singaporeans support the death penalty (read here), TOC still ignores public opinion blatantly and astroturfs to manufacture fake support for its cause through some hardcore activists who do not represent the majority of Singaporeans.
Meanwhile, anti-death penalty activists linked to TOC continue to protest vehemently against the dismissal of Yong’s appeal to get the court to reopen his case by the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, one of whom even appeared to ‘incite’ violence against the Singapore President: