Latest: Singapore single mother awaits death row in Malaysia for drug trafficking. On the pretext of a business trip to China, Iqah was handed a suitcase containing heroin arranged by her Nigerian boyfriend and was arrested by Malaysian Immigration. A campaign is underway to raise funds for the appeal. To find out more, read

We have also heard that since Vui Kong's appeal started, there has been an unofficial stay of execution for all prisoners on death row in Changi Prison, pending the decision of the court on Yong's case. As the case has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal, we anticipate a Changi gallows bloodbath in a scale not seen since the Pulau Senang uprising in 1965 when 18 men were convicted of murder and hanged in a single Friday morning.

Singapore, which routinely persecute dissenters and critics, continue to hang young drug runners while at the same time work closely with Burmese military generals, and has invested billions in business ties with Burma, one of the biggest heroin manufacturing countries the world.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Woman suggests death sentence for road speeding

A Singaporean lady wrote a letter to the Straits Times suggesting the death penalty applied to speeding drivers who cause deaths.

She also recommends caning as punishment for speeding drivers in general. Apparently this is the same Ivy Singh-Lim who recently was in a tug with Building and Construction Authority’s
lawsuit for failure to hire professional maintenance and allow BCA inspection. She was hauled to court on May 3rd this year. 

There could have been a million reasons to a car accident, fatal or not. Which is why it is called a car accident. Even an accidental killing of someone is termed as manslaughter and carries a lesser maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Furthermore, on the road a vehicle does not even need to speed to cause fatality due to the nondiscriminatory nature of accidents.

Shall we also cane her for her failure to comply with public, building and workplace safety standards and endangering workers and the public who patronise her company? And if one of her workers die due to workplace negligence, shall we likewise send her to the gallows?

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Speeding deaths: Consider capital punishment



LAST year, there were 188 road fatalities, or a road death every other day, and driving along Lim Chu Kang Road on Monday morning, it was not difficult for me to see why.

The speed limit of the road was 70kmh, and as I drove along, big trucks and lorries flashed past me, dangerously above the speed limit.

Drivers who speed do not realise that they are part of a killing machine. Speeding is a fatal menace and should be much more policed than it is now.

During my 45-minute journey from Kranji to Suntec City, I did not spot a single police patrol car or Traffic Police motorcycle.

Speed traps are too few and far between, allowing irresponsible drivers to bolt and swerve on expressways unpunished.

Alongside public campaigns on road safety, there should be more traffic policing vehicles to arrest the immediate problem of dangerous speedsters.

It is also appalling to see the types of vehicles allowed on our expressways, and the manner in which they are driven: small motorcycles with unprotected riders in slippers zipping in and out of traffic, and lorries loaded with men and material zooming past speed limits.

Singapore has stringent standards in licensing drivers, but such standards are futile if we let law-breaking speedsters threaten the lives of other road users and do not police such dangerous drivers.

Fines and imprisonment may not be enough of a disincentive.

The punishment which will effectively deter speeding is caning.

And if a driver’s speeding is responsible for a road user’s death, then hanging is a fair punishment for killing someone. 

Ivy Singh-Lim (Mrs)

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