12 October 2018 :
A Singaporean man who was arrested while trying to buy heroin to sell it to others was sentenced to death on 5 October 2018.
Han Fang Guan, who is 58, received the mandatory death penalty for attempting to possess 18.62g of pure heroin for the purpose of trafficking.
His accomplice, Malaysian Khor Chong Seng, whom he was trying to buy the drug from, was sentenced on the same day to life imprisonment and the mandatory minimum of 15 strokes of the cane.
Han is appealing against his conviction and sentence.