Vui Kong was caught carrying 1.5 ounces of heroin into Singapore. He has been found guilty by Singapore's Courts, and sentenced to death. He was 18 years old at the time, a child. A child, who, in his 18 years of life, had known nothing but abject poverty.
It would be cruel injustice indeed, if Vui Kong were to be sent to the gallows, simply because the Singapore Cabinet, has no idea on how to stop drug smuggling. Are children to be hung now, for 1.5 ounces of heroin, the worth of which cannot be more that S$4,000. Is the value of human life, so low, in Singapore? Can they create a life for S$4,000? Can they create one, for any sum?
Singapore's Cabinet, by refusing Vui Kong clemency, is simply sacrificing him at the altar of convenience, to a god grown grim, by the nature of their offerings.