Judge had to shut HHH up several times during trial

So HHH and Ngerng are getting their cases heard in court, and they’ve opted to defend themselves, because they probably believe lawyers will take their CPF money. We all thought we’d seen the last of Han Hui Hui, at least I did. It was bad enough having to deal with her during the General Elections […]

Free Amos Yee?

Should Amos Yee the teenage boy celebrated as the new voice of Freedom in Singapore have all charges against him dropped? There are some who feel strongly for Amos Yee and his ideals, and many who think nothing of him other than an articulate teenager with a big mouth, lots of “balls” or a lack […]

Results on Poll: Would you support a total abolishment of the death sentence?

“I am going to send you to a better place than this. God bless you.” With these words, Darshan Singh, Chief Executioner since 1959, pushes the lever, dropping the condemned from a rope. (This was described in Alan Shardrake’s book, Once A Jolly Hangman) Before an execution, the convict will be led to be weighed. […]

The Woffles Wu saga – raw facts

The Woffles Wu Raw Facts For those unfamiliar with this symbol, she is called “Lady Justice”. You could probably make an intelligent guess why she is blindfolded. Yes, it means in judgement, she is blind to the fact of who you are, social status, wealth etc. It also means that she is blind to the […]

To die for

To die for

Recently, there’s much talk about the revision to Singapore’s laws on the mandatory death penalty. Discerning readers would have read the details of the revision, and I wouldn’t elaborate, but in a nutshell, people who are found to smuggle drugs into Singapore can now avoid mandatory death penalty under two very narrow definition: One, the […]

Letter by a reader

This is a letter I (Lionel) sent to the Editor, Straits Times Forums on the 17th of June 2012. But for reasons best known to the Editor, it was not published. Hence, I am reproducing the letter to share with your readers: Dear Editor, As the saying goes “A lie repeated often enough becomes the […]

Review Arts Censorship: The Petition

(From the editor: These are the views of Madmonk. However, personally, I am a little more sympathetic towards artists and perhaps the law can be debated a little to ease the pressure. But what is good here is that this little piece of satire highlights the problems involved in doing so. No one on this […]

Human Rights and Singapore

If you have been following the material strewn all over cyberspace, it would be hard to miss the theme of “breaking the bondages of fear” and to “cast away fear and fight for human rights”. It makes one wonder if Singapore really was such a fearful and difficult place to live and had me look […]