Comment 0 Prabu Pathmanathan in a photo shoot taken by Singapore prison authorities before he was executed. The inmate's family was asked to bring civilian clothes for the photos, which were given to the family. Despite a Malaysian government appeal for leniency, he would be hanged just hours later at Changi Prison in Singapore.
Lee Kuan Yew[ edit ] I have removed from the article: Evil Monkey - Hello I don't see what contribution this made to humanity or to being civilised. I think the section removed above is both very interesting and very relevant.
He does not condone corporal punishment in the home or possibly schooland yet condones death by hanging. His views are those of a man who shaped Singapore's political stance on the right of a Government to kill, the ultimate in intimidation and violence, and to do this at the hightest rate per population than any other country.
Most countries in South East Asia and East Asia have capital punishment for drug trafficking which has wide public acceptance, due to the harmful social effect of drug abuse and proximity to Golden Triangle.
This context is more relevant in understanding the laws and politics than how Lee Kuan Yew disciplined his children. He, as well as everyone else, knows what will happen to him should he be caught for drug trafficking anyway, so whats news? This aside, I similarly wonder what a political leader's personal views on how he brings up children can have on a nation's policies.
He may be a highly influencial politician in Singapore, but he alone does not determine every policy or law.
I am interested to know why you feel it is necessary to delete it. You have not noted replies by Huaiwei and Vsionviz: Singapore has had capital punishment for a long time, even before LKY.
And that one politician does not single-handedly decide policies in a country, not in SG at least. According to a History Channel documentary on English hangmen, one of them can't remember exactly who now couldn't kill chickens to eat, but could send people to the deaths on the gallows.
The law is suppose to protect the weaker ones in society. The heavy punishment for drug trafficking serve to the protect potential drug addicts who are mostly minors and may make the misguided decisions to take drugs. Adult drug traffickers, on the other hand, are fully aware of the societal harms of their action and the harsh punishment they would face if caught.
They, as adults, are responsible for their action. On this note, Lee's behavior is consistent. We may oppose capital punishment in principles, but please don't compare Van to a kid.
I see that my entry has resulted in some passionate response to this issue, as would be expected. Firstly, I did not suggest that Singapore has not had capital punishment for a long time; indeed, I acknowledged that it was originally introduced by the British.Singapore’s approach to combating drug trafficking has traditionally entailed the use of capital punishment.
May 01, · Clayton Lockett was a career criminal. In , he pleaded guilty to burglary, knowingly concealing stolen property and he pleaded no contest to charges of . Despite intervention by the United Nations to abolish capital punishment worldwide, Singapore continues to be one of five industrialised countries – the other democratic states being America, Japan, Taiwan and St Kitts & Nevis – that upholds it.
Capital punishment: Capital punishment, execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense.
Capital punishment should be distinguished from extrajudicial executions carried out without due process of law. The term death penalty is sometimes used interchangeably with. Perjury or intentional use of false information in a capital case, if the accused is executed, is punishable by death.
Terrorism-Related Offenses Resulting in Death. Intentional murder by use of explosives or other lethal devices in public, government or infrastructure facilities carries the mandatory death penalty. Despite intervention by the United Nations to abolish capital punishment worldwide, Singapore continues to be one of five industrialised countries – the other democratic states being America, Japan, Taiwan and St Kitts & Nevis – that upholds it.