CONVICTED drug smuggler Poon Yuen-chung, spent yesterday, one of the few remaining days of her short life, in prayer. And with her execution looming on Friday, hope and prayer are all that remain for the 22-year-old from Hong Kong sitting on death row in Singapore's Changi Prison. She was 18 years old when arrested in 1991 for smuggling heroin into Singapore. Her parents believed she was on a camping trip to Lamma Island. Poon and her travelling companion, Lam Hoi-ka, denied they knew that $44 million worth of drugs were hidden in their suitcases. They claim the bags were gifts from a Chinese couple they had met in Bangkok. Lam, who was 17 at the time of the arrest, was sentenced to life imprisonment. Only those over 18 years old can be sentenced to death according to Singapore law. 'Young people should be given certain leeway,' Legislative Council Security Panel chairman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee said. 'As far as Hong Kong is concerned they shouldn't be hanged at all, but there isn't anything we can do. Our hands are tied. 'Singapore is another jurisdiction and as we have seen in the past, there is a limit to what you can do at this stage.' Sources in Singapore said that Poon spent part of her day with a counsellor from Prison Fellowship International, a Christian group which offers support for prisoners, which Poon has looked to for support since her arrest. Two other Hong Kong people are due to hang on Friday. Tong Ching-man, 24, and her former boyfriend Lam Cheuk-wang were convicted of drug smuggling in 1988. Pleas for clemency from the British High Commission, Governor Chris Patten and human rights groups have had no effect. And the Hong Kong Government admits that at this late date there is little it can do to help the three. Singapore has executed 106 people for drug trafficking since the penalty was adopted in 1975.