Singapore: capital punishment and whipping hub

Singapore’s penchant for brutality and uncivilized conduct, as amply demonstrated by its caning laws and capital punishment, leaves its admirers in dismay.

Singapore frequently trumpets its achievements, being world-class in this and that field.

To date 139 countries have abolished capital punishment, leaving only a handful of nations still clinging onto the belief that taking away a life is the best way to deter serious crime.

Our law makers in Parliament fight shy of broaching the subject, possibly due to the laws having papal authority. The Japanese Justice Minister witnessed two executions. Shaken by the ordeal, she has called for a national debate on capital punishment. Perhaps Singapore Ministers could watch a hanging or two, with a whipping session as a “side show”.

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