I am really tired of all the abuse that Singapore is drawing over the execution of Van Nguyen. (see article)
Apparently, the death penalty for drug crimes is a return to medieval standards of justice and is not in line with Singapore’s pretext as being a first world economy. Oh really? Lets talk about Guantanamo Bay in the US then. And Bush’s blocking of the torture bill. Or about Britain’s equivalent of G.Bay in Birmingham prison. Or about Australia condeming a bunch of Afghan refugees to certain death by not allowing them into Australia under the guise of national security.
Firstly, the dude was carrying half a kg of heroin (400gms for the pedantic). Im not a fan of the death penalty but you need to respect the laws of the country you are in irrespective of whether its the airport or the actual city.
Another article goes as far to suggest that Singapore is executing him because apparently we dont like the “Arrogant Aussie style”. The arrogant Aussies need to re-learn a word they know well. Its called Sovereignty. The same word they used as an excuse to refuse the Tampa refugees.