Kovan double murder: Cop to hang for killing car workshop owner and son after losing appeal

On his 38th birthday (Feb 3), former policeman Iskandar Rahmat lost the appeal against his death sentence for the 2013 Kovan double murder of car workshop owner Tan Boon Sin, 67, and his son Chee Heong, 42.

According to The Straits Times, Singapore's highest court dismissed his appeal, rejecting his claim that he had acted in self-defence.

The Court of Appeal said Iskandar had intended to kill both victims, adding that his account of what happened was "incredible" and "unbelievable".

Some of Iskandar's 16 family members and friends -- including his mother and sister -- at the hearing were seen crying. His family declined to speak to the media.

Read the full story on The Straits Times.