SINGAPORE – The remains of Malaysian Jabing Kho, who had his death sentence carried
out yesterday in Singapore, is expected to arrive at Miri Airport, Sarawak around
This was confirmed by the Malaysian High Commission here to Bernama.
Meanwhile, a family member recently told Bernama that Jabing was expected to
be laid to rest at the 1st Mile Muslim Cemetery, Jalan Kuala Baram, Miri.
Jabing, 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
Jabing, 31, from Ulu Baram, Sarawak, was sentenced to hang six years ago for
killing a man in a robbery attempt but succesfully 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