Kho Jabing
August 2, 2015, 4:47 pm
Filed under: Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign

Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign

Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign and We Believe in Second Chances interviewed the sister and cousin of death-row inmate Kho Jabing when they were here in May 2015, after we managed to raise some funds to cover their travel expenses. The trip marks the first time Jabing’s mother, sister, and cousins have seen him since he came to Singapore in 2006, as they have not been able to afford it due to their poverty.

Jabing, from Sarawak, came to Singapore as a migrant worker in 2006. Like all migrant workers, he earned a meagre salary, and according to what I have understood, he was not able to buy a ticket home after 2 years of working here.

One night while he was out with friends, they hatched a plan to rob as they were desperate for money. After an unsuccessful attempt, they decided to head to Geylang to scout for…

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