Posts Tagged ‘drugs’
Fear, fear and more fear. Then a loud parroting of the government’s line. That’s all you need. Only rookies need evidence.
That’s the impression one gets from today’s Straits Times editorial on the death penalty for drugs, anyway. (If you have an online subscription to the pa (Read more...)
In an interview with Yahoo!SG, Law Minister K Shanmugam said that the upcoming changes to the mandatory death penalty were part of the government’s original plan to review the legislation, and nothing to do with the campaigning of anti-death penalty activists in Singapore.
It’s fine if t (Read more...)
The following was first published on Huffington Post.
Singapore has often been identified as “one of the most prominent defenders of capital punishment.” But what many people — including Singaporeans — may not yet realize is that Singapore does not just have the death penalty (Read more...)
On 28 March 2012 I found myself standing in the zócalo in Cuernavaca, Mexico. I was surrounded by people I had never met speaking a language I did not understand, but I knew exactly what I was doing there, and why. Together with my friends and colleagues from the School of Authentic Journalism, I wa (Read more...)
A skinny boy is sitting in the dock, head bowed towards the court translator through the glass. His English is not good enough for him to follow proceedings without help.
Vui Kong’s 24, but doesn’t look much more than 19, which, incidentally, was the age at which he had been arrested for (Read more...)
A few days ago I did an interview with Channel NewsAsia for a documentary. Despite my obvious ineptitude when it comes to being in front of the camera (I’d much rather be running errands on the other side of the lens), everyone was really nice to me, although parts of the interview got a littl (Read more...)
Last night, I met the people at Popcap at a function. I blurted out, “Bookworm!” That was my favourite game by Popcap. The gentleman and lady were pleasantly pleased to know I fall into the intellectual category of target consumers. Another popular game Popcap, a game developer is famous (Read more...)
As an anti-death penalty activist who does most of her campaign work online I find that I, along with my fellow activists, spend a lot of time engaging people on Facebook threads and in blog comments, etc. And when we engage with people who appear to be pro-death penalty, or anti-anti-death penalt (Read more...)
When I first heard about Roslan bin Bakar’s case, I couldn’t believe my ears. How can a guy be convicted based on testimony alone, seemingly without any concrete evidence? How is it possible that those who were at the scene have escaped the death penalty, while the guy who was arrested one month lat (Read more...)