Monday, November 21, 2005

Australians are so DIFFERENT!!!


Support ... Friends place hands from their reach out campaign in front of the State Library in Melbourne / David Crosling
I sure won't like be a Singaporean in Melbourne these few days. I guess those Singapore students in Monash, RMIT & Melbourne U will be keeping a low profile. According to Straits Times & other Singaporean newspapers, these Australians are emotional people who are not seeing the totally rational argument of the Singapore govt. The logic is simple, the Singapore law states that people trafficking heroin will be executed, Nguyen trafficked heroin therefore Singapore must hang him no matter what. According to our esteemed minister Wong Kan Seng, Singapore laws have to be obeyed 'no matter what'.

Why are Australians spending so much effort trying to rescue an ordinary (non-elite) member of their society? If a Singaporean gets executed, nobody can be bothered - let me asked you how many of you have taken time off to protest to save the life of someone about to be executed. First of all, it is futile - the Singapore govt can never be swayed, secondly protests in Singapore require approval of the police will never be granted, third there are more important things to do like shopping and karaoke. Look at what the friends of Nguyen (see picture above) did to try to save his life outside Melbourne State Library - in Singapore they would have been arrested by the police.

Singapore will hang Nguyen for the good of Australians since the drugs he was trafficking is intended for Australia. They should be showering Singapore with thank you cards instead of protests for saving them from the drug menace.

What is wrong with these Australians anyway? ....and all the Singaporeans that emigrate there, don't these Singaporeans realise that migrating to a country without the death penalty will ultimately endanger their families?....

23 comments:

SKRTES said...

i couldnt agree more. there are more important things, such as debating over the shared use of disabled toilets, speculations on plastic surgery, affirming the republic's adequate press freedom, and pursuing continued economic prosperity for the republic. the government should be commended by its citizens.

Anonymous said...

I'm in Sydney and I am annoyed with the reactions from the death penalty. We are not killing an innocent person. And drug trafficking is serious crime, it breaks families and made more people to commit crime. His death will be justified by sending warning to other potential crime offender that we do not tolerate drugs or any offence.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Singaporean and I don't have a problem with the death penalty. Even the Aussies, who don't have it anymore, supported the death penalty for Indonesian terrorists. But the death penalty is intended to deter trafficking. If trafickers use "mules" as in this case, the precise intention is to negate the deterrent effect. The "mules" are always blackmailed, so they HAVE to go through with it, or someone else dies. The traffickers doesn't give a hoot if the "mule" gets caught. So does the death penalty have a deterrent effect in this case. NO. So perhaps we should have shown some flexibility, particularly if Nguyen would help with catching this syndicate. Our way of handling the whole thing has also been very insensitive. Did you see the letter sent to Nguyen's mother. It had that rediculous "Captains of Lives" logo with their motto, emphasising Rehab and Renew. I think the Prisons Service has made great changes, but this was inappropriate and insenstitve. Someone should have shown the initiative to change the paper used. Its the small things that show that we are a nation with no compassion, at leats not in the corridors of officialdom. Sad that people have such a poor impression of us.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more than what Singapore government has done. What will happen if the drugs were successfully transported to Australia? More people is gonna get implicated than just one person. What is it with Australia that request the Singapore government to go against the law it has set. If this goes thru what will it take to uphold justice in the future.

Anonymous said...

As wat has been said... Different ppl has different views on how to handle this situation... Let's just put it straight... Aussie don't like SG... That govt lady, she's promoting anti-asian, forgot wat's her name...
Anywayz, our mindset is of being a Singaporean... We know of the consequences. Others might not...
So, to all Singaporeans out there... Don't keep a low profile. Be proud. Stand tall... Then u'll truly see the TRUTH.

Anonymous said...

Aussies don`t like SG? Rubbish!!
Singapore is a great shopping and short holiday destination for Aussies. Furthermore the average Aussie would not recognise any person in the street as being anything other than another Aussie.It is such a diverse,tolerant and multicultural society. Of course there are exceptions as in any society but SG students do not have to keep a low profile and indeed they do not. The implication that they should is the product of some deep down hatred of Australia. Get over it!

Anonymous said...

I think it's quite obvious that the pro-govt voices sound very "sophisticated". Any argument based on pride as opposed to doing the sensible thing is definitely a "strong" angle to adopt. Yeah, so the next time someone criticizes us, don't take a closer look at what they're saying. Just puff up your chest and "stand tall". We are Singaporeans! We're always right. Our govt is always right. We're very smart folks and our govt always decides what's best. It's always well thought through. These Aussies are not very bright so they must be talking nonsense.

So embarassed to be Singaporean sometimes.

Anonymous said...

his friend in blue jeans looks chio...

huh? hanging? what hanging?

Anonymous said...

Ok leh... I at melb now. nothing leh. din even hear ppl discussing it... at least the corby case still gt some noise...

cousin creep said...

read ‘Sticking it to Singapore’ - OR ‘How people will use Nguyen Tuong Van’s death as an excuse to Boycott all things Singaporean’

ted said...

Singaporeans in Australia, how many of them can claim to really understand the aussie culture? Maybe a handful, but most of them simply see only the superficial side of it. They see a aboriginal roaming on the streets barefooted, they react with disgust or with pity. But do they understand the story behind them? I do not know.

Even those with the fortune of being able to stay and study or live in AUstralia, sometimes I suspect, had never left SIngapore at all. Bringing with them the SIngaporean ethos, living and breathing whereever they go. Leaving no room for the others, touching the superficial side at most.

Sure someone made a mistake, kill them all, they shout. I wonder.

Anonymous said...

From posts that I have been reading on some forums, I get the impression that some people think that Australians want Van Nguyen s released without penalty. That is not the case at all. We all know that he deserves to be severely punished,probably 10 years behind bars, not have his neck broken,and choked by a psychopath. I used to love Singapore and admired their enterprise in developing such a vibrant economy with few natural resources other than the people. However since all of the discussion over this execution, I have done some research and I have been shocked by what I have read. For starters type Prof.Mya Maung into Google and read some of the documented involvement in the drug trade that Singapore benefits from even as they snap this young guys neck.

Anonymous said...

1) the media plays up whatever that sells. so it shouldn't be a surprise that the protestors are in the minority.

2) too much stereotyping. for every kiasu sporean, there's his aussie counterpart. ditto the kiasee, the superficial, the money-faced, the lucky :) etc...

Australian said...

Bad Luck Singaporean

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Singaporeans!
You rational clever civilised people.
Well done for executing a criminal who was going to introduced DISEASE to your clean city.
Well done Singaporeans! Well done! You have managed to tell the world you are not inferior. You can hang whoever you want to cos you're no longer a colony.

Well done Singaporeans.
Now get back to work. You have to get your 4 Cs!

Good work team.

Anonymous said...

Anti hanging advocates living in Melbourne, please log onto The Jakarta Post of today Dec. 8, and read a letter in the opinion page by one Andrew Werdna. This letter should be re printed in a Melbourne newspaper above his name so that all around him may know what evil they are dealing with. Can anyone assist?

Anonymous said...

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Secrets_Lies/BurmaSingapore_Drugs.html

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Anonymous said...

A late belated comment. But on reading rationale re events in Indonesia - do those that post think it right that that convicted terrorists who have killed inocents with bombs get a jail term? while those that smuggle drugs because they are too young and innocent to think as an adult should be killed by the state?
You're either incapable of cogent reasoning to string a thought together, totally with no sentiment or higher spirit and no compassion in your soul, if you have one. In other words.....
You must be NUTS!

Anonymous said...

P.S. Australia, through it's culture and historical exposure, stands for what is called...
"The Fair Go.."

It means that if some one commits a crime they are punished but not by a crime to the culprit that was considered a criminal act for them to GET PUNISHED!

I think that is called HYPOCRISY!

Some one is punished by commiting on them what the state says is illegal - yet they do it?

WAKE UP ! what an uncivised lot you must really be.

Anonymous said...

What a disgraceful consideration that any one should take life from another - the state doing it in retributiion is STILL taking a life - murder is murder and you cant say because the state says so it isnt! If the state sanctiions it - then it should be available as a recourse for every one - or NONE should do it. How can you argue that something can be legal just because the state SAYS it is, when if some one else does it it is ILLEGAL? How can ANY one make sense of that?

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