Along with murder and drug trafficking, Singapore law allows the death sentence for “discharging a firearm while committing a crime.” In November 1992, Ng Shuang, 29, and an accomplice tried to rob a goldsmith’s shop but were shot by the security guard, Karamjit Singh. The guard killed Shuang’s accomplice, Lee Chin, and wounded Shuang, but was himself injured.

Shuang was accordingly sentenced to death in September 1994, for “discharging a firearm while committing a crime,” and hanged at Changi Prison on Friday, July 14th, 1995.