How to Debate the Death Penalty Issue in Singapore
The media in Singapore, as usual, tried to keep out of this debate as much as possible. I mean, Singaporeans have better things to do than to question our death penalty laws right? :) But once it became obvious that
Look for a country which is looking to maintain their death penalty and run it as a front page article... tada!
Then refer to it in every other article you write about the death penalty – “while countries like Britain are grappling to reinstate their death penalty, the Australians are asking us to get rid of ours”. You know, make the Aussies look er, not very good.
The problem becomes more complicated when an appeal of another death penalty case comes up. Anyways, the much publicized murder trial of Took Leng How came up for appeal last week and well, the decision was deferred. Obviously, this has nothing to do with the previous case.... just a coincidence ok? :)
The problem becomes really thorny when one of our
All compraints about Singapore have to be done through the local media. I mean, this is our favorite pastime. We dun want people teaching the Australian media how to comprain about their country. Then how to retain our number 1 position as ‘comprain hub’ of the region?
For now, I think SIA can say goodbye to its hopes of flying the transatlantic route.