...Being gay and depressed.
What is worse than being gay and depressed in Singapore?
Being gay, depressed and addicted to drugs.
What is worse that being gay, depressed and addicted to drugs in Singapore?
Being gay, depressed, addicted to drugs and entrapped by the police.
What is worse than all that?
Going to jail for possessing the drugs you're addicted to.
What is even worse than going to jail?
Forfeiting on the scholarship bond, which your taxi driver father has to sell his flat to pay up.
I guess you heard of the story of Adrian Yeo the son of a taxi driver who made it to medical school to become a doctor. Nurses describe him as a hardworking trainee doctor whom they prefer turn to treat patients. A breakup with a partner cause his life to spiral downwards, as he neared the lows to which his life has sunk, CNB officers posing as gay men lured him with offers of wild sex. According to papers, Adrian refused to bring any drugs with him, but the CNB guys were persistent and insisted repeatedly....he relented and was arrested for possession of 0.16g of methamphetamine.
The lawyer for the defence, Mr Singh had objected to the manner in which Yeo was lured and arrested, but the judge said there was nothing to suggest that the officers had acted illegally or had gone beyond the boundary of the law.
Yes, Singapore is now a safer better place now that Adrian Yeo is behind bars. Other countries would have counselling programmes for the troubled addicts but in Singapore we have to jail, crush and destroy them for our own safety even though it is clear the offender is more of a tragic victim of his own addiction than drug pusher.
Singaporeans are so lucky to live in a country where the troubled are actually criminalised and put away in jail. This will certainly make Singapore a better and safer place to live in.