About Us

We Believe In Second Chances is a Singaporean youth-led, youth-oriented campaign that celebrates life and promotes second chances for everyone.

We highlight and campaign for death row inmates, asking that the authorities give them second chances to learn from their mistakes and redeem themselves.

Current Cases

Yong Vui Kong
In June 2007, at the age of 19, Yong Vui Kong was arrested in Singapore in possession of 42.27g of heroin.

He had come from a poor family in Sabah, Malaysia, brought up by a single mother. Under-educated and illiterate, he went to Kuala Lumpur at a young age to find work. While there, he fell into the company of gangs, and was eventually convinced by his "Big Brother" to deliver "gifts" for him. These "gifts" turned out to be drugs. Vui Kong, with is lack of education, did not know the danger of drugs, or the penalty that he would face.

He was sentenced to death in 2008. His last appeal hearing was dismissed on April 4, 2011. He has 3 months from that date to submit his clemency petition to the President. He is now 23 years old.

Noor Atiqah M. Lasim
Noor Atiqah was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in January 2009 when 342.1 grammes of heroin and 30.3 grammes of monoacethyl were found in a brown envelope, concealed in her luggage.

After meeting her Nigerian boyfriend Valentine, Iqah was persuaded to start a fashion business with him. She was on her way to Shenzhen to pick up some textile samples, and had been given that luggage by an acquaintance for her to store the samples in. She did not know that drugs had been hidden in the luggage.

The Shah Alam High Court sentenced Iqah to death in March 2011. She has two more rounds of appeals. She is a Singaporean single mother with a 6-year-old daughter.