MHA said that Tangaraju’s conviction was upheld by the Court of Appeal and was not overturned.
The ministry also took issue with the posts that claimed several personal costs orders were made against Mr Ravi without justifiable basis, to penalise him for his work in death penalty cases.
Some of the cost orders were made in respect of him filing “unmeritorious applications to the courts”, which were found to be abuses of the court process, the ministry said.
MHA noted that despite the government’s clarifications and the courts’ findings of the case involving Tangaraju, the five parties have continued to make false statements.
These false statements may affect public trust and confidence in the government and the judiciary, the ministry added.
A check by CNA showed that as of 1.30am on Saturday, all parties had put up correction notices.
RICHARD BRANSON, UN WEIGHED IN ON SENTENCE
Tangaraju’s case also drew the attention of many around the world, including British billionaire Richard Branson and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, who both denounced the death sentence.
Mr Branson wrote a blog post two days before Tangaraju’s execution titled “Why Tangaraju Suppiah doesn’t deserve to die”, claiming that his conviction did not meet standards and that “Singapore may be about to kill an innocent man”.
In a statement last month, MHA rejected Mr Branson’s claims as “patently untrue”.
The ministry also said it was “regrettable” that Mr Branson, in wanting to argue his case, should resort to purporting to know more about the case than Singapore’s courts, which had examined the case thoroughly and comprehensively over a period of more than three years.
The UN statement, which was published on Apr 25, urged Singapore’s government to “urgently reconsider” the execution and expressed “concerns around due process and respect for fair trial guarantees”.
In response, Singapore’s Permanent Mission to the UN on Apr 28 said that statement “glossed over the serious harms that drugs cause”.
“This is regrettable,” said the mission, adding that countries have the sovereign right to choose the approach that best suits their own circumstances.
Mr Branson, who has been vocal in opposing Singapore’s death penalty for crimes such as drug trafficking, also spoke out against the execution of convicted drug trafficker Nagaenthran Dharmalingam last year.
The Virgin Group founder was invited by MHA last October to a TV debate with Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Singapore’s approach towards drugs and the death penalty, but turned it down.