MHA responds to Pritam Singh’s death penalty commentary and points out errors

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has on Tuesday (6 September) responded to a commentary by the Leader of the Opposition, Pritam Singh, on the death penalty in Singapore, which was published by Today (“Death penalty for drug trafficking should stay, but certain aspects of drug law can be improved”) Broad agreement MHA noted that […]

Two anti-drug operations saw seven arrested and close to 4kg of Heroin seized

Two anti-drug operations conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau on 17 August 2022 saw 7 people arrested including 2 women. More than 3.7kg of heroin, 14g of ‘Ice’, 26g of cannabis, 2g of vegetable matter believed to contain controlled drugs, and five tablets believed to be controlled drugs, with an estimated street value of $268,000, […]

Singapore’s death penalty for drug traffickers. Fair or unjust?

Singapore's death penalty for drug traffickers. Fair or unjust?

The death sentence of Nagaenthran sparked another outcry. Once again, Singapore’s harsh drug trafficking law is being challenged. Nagaenthran has been portrayed as intellectually-disabled and therefore incapable of taking responsibility for his actions. According to a petition that has been going around, Nagaenthran was assessed to have an IQ of 69. How the IQ of […]