AUSTRALIAN drug-smuggler Nguyen Tuong Van is likely to be one of the last people to face the hangman in Singapore after a review of execution methods by prison officials.
The review of execution methods was also prompted by technical glitches in a new execution chamber installed in Changi prison during renovations last year.
A mechanical lever that used to operate the trapdoor has been replaced with a semi-automated electric switch.
Mr Singh, a veteran of more than 850 hangings, is understood to be unhappy with the new machinery, which is prone to malfunction.
To those anti-hanging protesters! We'll end hanging soon........ and start letal injections!