§ Mr. Parry
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been made by Her Majesty's Government, either directly or through the European Community, to the Government of Malaysia in respect of prisoners under sentence of death; and if he will seek to make further representations in the case of Madam Thye Siew Heong in view of the likelihood that sentence will shortly be carried out upon her.
§ Mr. Hurd
The Ten member States of the European Community recently made a collective appeal to the Malaysian Government for clemency in the case of Tan Chay Wa, a Singaporean sentenced to death under the Malaysian Internal Security Act. We shall look carefully at the question of representations on behalf of Thye Siew Heong once we have studied the Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister's recent briefing on the Internal Security Act which he gave in Kuala Lumpur on 23 June.