· December, 2005

Stories about Oceania from December, 2005

Singapore, Australia: Another Take on Nguyen Van's Execution

  7 December 2005

Imagethief in Beijing has another take on Nguyen Van Tuong's execution in Singapore and why his fellow Australians could not stop it. “They thought of it as retribution, or punishment. This is wrong. Drug-offense executions in Singapore are, first and foremost, public communication.”

Australia, Philippines, Singapore: Execution Lessons

  6 December 2005

Chemical Generation Singapore extracts some lessons for foreign governments like Australia, whose Nguyen Tuong Van went to the gallows last week, and the Philippines, whose Flor Contemplacion was executed in 1995, in dealing with trying to save a citizen from Singapore's death penalty: “There are surely ways where a criminal...

Singapore: Execution Eve

  1 December 2005

As convicted Australian drug smuggler Nguyen Van Tuong enters his last hours before his hanging, Singapore bloggers continue to write about his situation. Says Xeno Boy: It's all about face. Chemical Generation Singapore is sad that a promising discussion about the death penalty was cut short by self-censorship. From a...

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