Friday, December 02, 2005

the error of their ways

This morning, I realised that the only good thing that can come out of Van's execution is for the Singaporean people to have witnessed, as we all did, the enormous suffering of his equally condemned family. Maybe this will give them pause for thought. I guess if their Government is to change their laws, it won't be because outsiders call them barbaric. It will only occur if their society goes through a similar process of change as ours did before our laws were changed in 1973. Unfortunately, this is hard to imagine occurring in a 'benevolent dictatorship' like Singapore, and in 2006 instead of the socially progressive 1970s. God help them.