SINGAPORE, May 21 — The remains of Malaysian Kho Jabing, who had his death sentence carried out yesterday in Singapore, is expected to arrive at Miri Airport, Sarawak around 4pm today.
The Malaysian High Commission in Singapore was informed by a family member recently that Kho was expected to be laid to rest at the 1st Mile Muslim Cemetery, Jalan Kuala Baram, Miri.
Kho, 31, had converted from Christianity to Islam in prison and chose Muhammad as his Muslim name.
The Sarawakian failed to secure a stay of execution on his death sentence after the Singapore Court of Appeal turned down his last minute application yesterday.
Kho, from Ulu Baram, Sarawak, was sentenced to hang six years ago for killing a man in a robbery attempt but successfully made an appeal in 2013, following amendments to Singapore’s mandatory death penalty law.
However, the prosecution appealed, urging the Court of Appeal to reverse the re-sentencing of the judge’s decision and sent Kho to face the hangman’s noose on April 5, 2016. — Bernama