Lawyers have four days to argue against the death penalty for Singaporean who killed his stepson

The next legal stage in the legal saga surrounding Mr Loh’s death sentence will be heard in Singapore on Tuesday.

“With dignity, but no capitulation.”

Singaporean lawyers have vowed to argue against the death penalty for Mr Tan Jee Say, who was sentenced to death in March for killing his British stepson four years ago.

On Tuesday, a three-judge panel on the Court of Appeal in Singapore is due to rule on Mr Loh’s appeal to the city-state’s highest court and a petition to pardon him.

Now Singapore’s senior judge, Andrew Phang, has arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for his last-ditch intervention in what has been a closely-watched case about racism, “yellow peril” and judicial bias against minorities.

The sentence meted out to the 42-year-old Mr Loh triggered outrage in Malaysia.

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak led the international outcry.

At his Singapore sentencing, Mr Loh said he had been provoked by an “anger and hostility” to Asians at a period when his wife and his 16-year-old son had emigrated.

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