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Making the case for the Death penalty

Making the case for the Death penalty

I am not sure if I should thank this guy named Alan Shadrake or not. Because of his book, A Jolly Hangman, which I have not read, the death penalty is suddenly shoved to the forefront of public awareness, a la storm in a tea cup. After so many years in the doldrums, if you ask any Singaporean, they will tell you unequivocally... 

SINGAPORE: Silence of the Lions

SINGAPORE: Silence of the Lions

"Chewing gum is banned in Singapore?" a curious friend in Bangkok asks. Encouraged by my nod, she cautiously probes:"What happens when you get caught, death sentence?" You laugh. Perhaps the question was almost child-like in its naivety. But it highlights the far-reaching reputation of a government that freely dishes out harsh... 

Environment Minister Yaacob Ibrahim learnt that “floods are caused by intense storms”

Environment Minister Yaacob Ibrahim learnt that “floods are caused by intense storms”

In a period of 2 months, Singapore have been hit by multiple "freak floods", which in the words of the Minister for Environment Mr Yaacob Ibrahim, "happens only once in 50 years" and "too costly to prevent", according to PM Lee. The inability of the ruling PAP Party to prevent these frequent "freak floods" have caused Singaporeans... 



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