Kalwant Singh was hanged in Singapore early this morning after losing his final bid to stay his death sentence for a drug trafficking offence nine years ago, in the latest execution of a Malaysian by the city-state following the controversial hanging of Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam in April.
His remains will be brought back to his family home in Cameron Highlands, Pahang, where he will be laid to rest after a funeral ceremony.
Kalwant was arrested in Singapore on Oct 24, 2013, for trafficking just over 60g of diamorphine into the island republic. He was 23 years old at the time.
He was handed the death penalty on June 1, 2016.
He filed a notice of motion on Wednesday to the Singapore Court of Appeal for a stay of his execution as well as a review of his conviction and sentence.
The court however dismissed his bid and he was hanged at Changi prison early today.
Kalwant's date with the gallows comes less than three months after the execution of Nagaenthran, which took place despite an international outcry and amid increasing scrutiny of the republic’s use of the death penalty.
Nagaenthran was hanged on April 27 in spite of efforts at both the domestic and international level to halt his execution.
He had an IQ of 69, a level recognised as a disability, and was reportedly coerced into committing the crime of drug trafficking.