Hoo Yew Wah has been on death row at Bentong prison in Malaysia since 2011. In March 2005, at the age of 20, he was found in possession of 188.35 grams of methamphetamine, automatically presumed to be trafficking drugs and later convicted of trafficking under section 39(b) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952.

He was sentenced to the mandatory death penalty on 12 May 2011 and his appeals were later rejected.

His April 2014 petition for a pardon to the Sultan of Johor State, where the offence took place, remains pending.

He turned 33 years old in 2018 and said he repented of his offence.

Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar
Sultan of Johor State, Malaysia

Your Majesty,

Please support the request for commutation of the death sentence imposed on Hoo Yew Wah.

Hoo Yew Wah was convicted of drug trafficking after he was found in possession of methamphetamine. He was presumed to be trafficking and was sentenced to the mandatory death penalty in 2011. He was just 20 years old at the time of his arrest; he is now 36 and repented for his offence.

The mandatory death penalty, the imposition of the death penalty for drug-related offences, and the use of ill-treatment and coercion, are all violations of international law.

I am now supporting Hoo Yew Wah’s plea to be given a second chance. Please intervene with the Pardon Board of Johor state and support his pardon application, as well as the commutation of all death sentences in the country.

Yours Sincerely,