Thursday, November 03, 2005
In the coming weeks, Singapore will hang an Australian drug trafficker. There are many interesting facts surrounding this case not published in the Straits Times - I guess XiaXue's toilet controversy is more important than the circumstances leading to Singapore applying its death penalty. Singapore has the highest per capita execution rate in the world so taking away a person's life well is just routine and not really newsworthy. Death penalty for drug trafficking is mandatory (compulsory) above a certain amount so judges don't even need to think when they pass the death sentence.....judges have no choice so its not their fault. Even if you inadvertently bring morphine through Changi Airport intended for pain relief for earthquake victims in Pakistan, you can be hanged!....Indeed our laws are helping us to set records for capital punishment.
This Nyugen guy is really interesting:
1. This feller is a twin. Yes, there is another genetic copy of him who turned to the dark side and became involved in the underworld. He is the good twin - who was trafficking drugs to help his brother who is in debt.
2, The drugs were intended for Melbourne not Singapore - he was in transit through Singapore. So it is ironic that Melbourne is trying to rescue him and Singapore is trying to hang him....when the intended crime would harm Melbourne more than Singapore.
3. This guy studied hard to get an IT degree. He could have entered Singapore as a valued FT, made plenty of money and send it back to his brother.
4. This guy is a completely unprofessional. He carried one pack in his hand carry luggage easily caught by our highly efficient officers at Changi Airport.
5. This is his first crime. He has never been in trouble for anything. I guess it will be his last.
6. This guy has friends many friends. Friends to write to him in prison, people who will vouch for his character.
Well, it seems that he met his fate in Singapore. Anywhere else in the world, the many mitigating circumstances surrounding his crime would have allowed the judge to exercise some discretion and save him from the gallows ....but not in Singapore where the death penalty is mandatory for his crime. ..Perhaps he met a few happy lucky Singaporeans, and seeing how happy they are, he never imagined the drug laws to be so harsh. In Australia, he would have been jailed 6 to 10 years. According to the Singapore govt, our drug laws are necessary to prevent our society from being ravaged by drugs - oh yes Australia which doesn't use the death penalty must be totally ravaged - I'm so amazed by the numerous Singaporeans quitters who emigrate to Australia when they can live in Singapore...and enjoy the beneficial results of our death penalty laws ...oh they are so silly to emigrate to a dangerous country like Australia that does not use the death penalty - don't they know they are endangering their own lives!!?!
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Posted by Lucky Tan