To get rid of drugs hang the smuggler. What else could be simpler?
Every country that is more or less free from the drug menace does
that - North Korea, Vietnam China & Singapore.
Death penalty definitely easier than setting up a DEA like US to fight
the war on drugs. Definitely cheaper to use death penalty.
The main problem with death penalty is when foreigners are caught and needs
to be sentence to death. We can easily hang Singaporeans, no problem because noboby except a few jokers from SDP & Think Centre will make protest against it - all these groups can be managed. However, when we hang foreigners especially those from fully Democratic countries, their govt will protest, their human rights groups will protest, their minister will fight for them. Simply don't understand why these people fight so hard to save the life of a criminal. In Singapore, if one of our citizens is caught and hanged say in some other country - nobody in Singapore will bother. Why should we disrupt our happy lives to fight for a criminal just because he is Singaporean? Really don't understand these foreigners.
Take the case of Nguyen Tuong Van, everyone in Australia is so worked up because Singapore is about to hang him. This Austrailian Vietnamese was forced by the triads to smuggle drugs to help his twin brother who is in debt. If he is a Singaporean nobody would have cared, time is just too precious to fight for a criminal, Singaporeans has many other more important things to do like shopping, tours and karaoke. Something is really wrong with Australians, why bother with Singapore hanging one of their citizens, they have 20 million people so much more than us. They should understand Singapore is helping them to get rid of one of their criminals - they should thank us, now that their nation is safer. Nguyen Tuong Van will obviously endangered the lives of people by his crime, why else would a "rational country" like Singapore want to hang him? These Australians and human rights group are acting so emotionally and irrationally over this.
These Ang Moh dominated countries have to be taught to understand the logic that Singapore uses. If the drugs is smuggled into Singapore, it will turn many into addicts and they might die of overdose. So drug smugglers are in fact murderers. Similarly, cigarette importers bring in cigarettes that cause people to get addicted and die of lung cancer should be considered for death penalty.
Yes, logic prevails in our death penalty implementation, we should never give in to these emotional irrational demands for us to get rid of it.
Appeal to save death row Australian
October 22, 2005
AMNESTY International said it is appalled at the imminent execution of
an Australian drug runner and is appealing to Singapore to spare his
Melbourne man Nguyen Tuong Van, who was convicted on heroin smuggling
charges, could be hanged as early as next Friday after losing his final
clemency appeal, civil rights groups say.
The 25-year-old sales executive was convicted of trying to smuggle
almost 400 grams of heroin into Singapore in December 2002.
He had told police he was smuggling the drugs to help pay off a debt
owed by his twin brother.
Spokesman for the Australian chapter of Amnesty International, Tim
Goodwin, said the group was appealing to Singapore's cabinet to
reconsider its decision to impose the death sentence on Nguyen.
"This decision is also a blow to the growing number of people in
Singapore and around the world who believe the country should instead
be moving to abolish this cruel and inhuman punishment," he said in a
"While an overwhelming majority of countries have rejected the death
penalty, Singapore has a shocking record, hanging more than 420 people
since 1991," he said.
"With a population of just over four million, it has the highest
execution rate in the world."
Mr Goodwin said Singapore's Misuse of Drugs Act specifies a mandatory
death sentence for at least 20 different offences.
"This is the real impact of Singapore's mandatory death sentences," he
"The courts have no discretion to consider any mitigating factors,
which can result in decisions which are completely disproportionate to
the circumstances of the case."
Think Centre, a group campaigning for greater political freedoms in
Singapore, said Nguyen could be executed as early as next Friday