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The MSM Smiles Bravely

Posted by inspir3d on September 2, 2006

“I had mentioned that the Straits Times recently interviewed me. They had wanted to do yet another story about MSM versus alternative media. The story appears in two articles today – on the Prime News and the Insight pages.

The articles were rather …. boring. No, I’m not being mean. Just expressing my opinion.” …more (Mr Wang)

Ben Ho also gives his take on the MSM here

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The case of Iwuchukwu Amara Tochi

Posted by inspir3d on September 2, 2006

“Singapore’s law against drug-trafficking has two stiffeners. The first is that if a person is found with 15 grams or more of diamorphine, then the court will presume that he is trafficking, and not just possessing it for his own consumption. It will be up to the defendant to refute that presumption; the prosecution does not have to prove it.

The second is the fact that if found guilty, the judge has no choice but to sentence the accused to hang. The law specifies the sentence and the judge has no discretion.

Critics have said that these features of our law may lead to something less than best possible justice.” …more (Yawning Bread)

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Testing the Limits in Singapore

Posted by inspir3d on September 2, 2006

“SINGAPORE – When the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) open their week-long annual conferences in Singapore on September 12, the events will not be attended by the usual anti-globalization street protests, burning effigies or other anti-establishment antics. Singapore’s authoritarian government guarantees that.” …more (Asia Times)

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