Friday, August 14

Body of Michael Garing, executed in Singapore for murder, arrives in Sibu


Michael was executed after he was convicted for murder in Singapore. AFP File Photo

SIBU: The body of Michael Garing, a Sarawakian who was executed in Changi Prison after being convicted of murder in Singapore on Friday has arrived at Sibu Airport at 10.25am today.

Michael, then 21, was part of a gang involved in a robbery in Kallang Road in May 2010 which led to the death of 41-year-old construction worker, Shanmuganathan Dillidurai. Three others were severely injured.

His body was flown in by Malaysia Airlines flight MH2712 from Kuala Lumpur.

Present to receive his body was his relatives, members of Ukhwah Saudara Kita (USK) Sibu and a representative from the Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS) Sibu.

Information gathered from those present revealed that his parents were already in Kapit.

From Sibu, his body will be taken using speedboat to Kapit for burial at a Muslim cemetery there later today.

Michael who had converted to Islam prior to his execution was convicted with murder in 2015 by the Singapore high court and the conviction was affirmed by the court of appeal in 2017.

His parents Garing Kanyan and Ensiring Garman had sent a clemency petition to Singapore President to spare Michael’s life by commuting his sentence to life imprisonment.