Dear friends, I appeared on CNA earlier this morning to talk about David Cameron’s proposed EU referendum, India’s decision not to apply the death penalty to rapists, and, best of all, Beyonce’s lip-synch. Click here to watch. Continue reading CNA – Views on the News Jan 24th 2013
“This is something that is supported by the overwhelming majority of Singaporeans.” –Joseph Koh, Singapore’s High Commissioner to Australia In the seemingly endless debate about Singapore’s mandatory death penalty, Mr. Koh’s statement caught me by surprise. But on hindsight, maybe I should have expected it. (I won’t bother getting into the death penalty. There has been enough comment on it, on this blog and all … Continue reading The price of being rich?
Connie Levett, an Australian journalist based in Bangkok, read this blog last week and then called me up in Singapore to interview for a piece she was writing, “Fighting against the tide of opinion” Hopefully there’ll be more discussion of the death penalty soon. Like I told Connie, if Singaporeans want the death penalty, then fine, so be it, we should be allowed to live … Continue reading Bit more on Australian Nguyen and the death penalty
Amazing! One day after I wrote and wondered about Singaporean hangmen….this article is published: Singapore executioner wants out Click and read. What a kill rate, huh? One day later, this one with a photo… Unmasked Continue reading The hangman cryeth!
I would like to thank Maureen Tee, charming SMU student I recently had the pleasure of working with, for giving me the procrastinating-blogger kick up the butt I needed. It has indeed been too long since my last post. In my last post, I spoke about people whose job incentivizes them to bring sadness to others – the parking ticket auntie, in that case. And … Continue reading Does the hangman cry?