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19th-Nov-2012 11:46 am - Stop The fighting!
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Stop the Israel - Gaza fighting
There is no true victor in war.
Just countless lives loss.

Support peace.
Heal the world, lets make it a better place,
For you and for me and the entire human race.
There are people dying, if you care enough for the living
Lets makes a better place for you and for me.

14th-Nov-2012 01:46 am - Boys to Men
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Just caught Boys to Men the movie
Really brought back fond memories about army.
Miss you guys
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I think that the Discretion given to the Judges with regards to the Death Penalty in Misuse of Drugs Act  albeit in 2 strictly confined exceptions is a step in the right direction.
The State must be absolutely certain that the accused deserves his Punishment before meting out the Capital Punishment. It should not be seen as a systemic mechanism of taking away life when such an action is not warranted
But Issues remain:
1) Does this lax in the Law show Weakness in the Government and a softening approach towards Drugs? Keeping in mind that Society is the true victim here and not the accused.
2) By giving such a discretion to the Judge, Wouldn't the Judge, being human, more often then not, impose the alternative penalty to death?
3) Would the exceptions in itself create prejudice towards low level Drug Couriers who do not have much information about the syndicate,as opposed to one who has, to cooperate with the Police in a "substantive" way?
Underlying Doctrinal Reason?
The Sanctity of Human life Vs The protection of Society
Utilitarian principle? --> Does the end result (of protecting society) justify the means (Mandatory Death Penalty)
What the Law is and ultimately What the Law ought to be
[Watch this space]

House to debate proposed death penalty changes

Straits Times
10 Nov 2012
Goh Chin Lian

PROPOSED changes to laws mandating the death penalty will be debated when Parliament sits on Monday, with more than a dozen MPs expected to speak on the issue.

They will debate the Misuse of Drugs Act (Amendment) Bill and the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill which will spare some future drug traffickers and murderers from certain death.

The current laws mandate death for all found guilty of murder and trafficking in drugs above a specified weight. The proposed changes will give judges the discretion to impose a life sentence under certain conditions.

For drug trafficking, the two conditions are: the trafficker is only a courier who has either cooperated with the authorities in a substantive way or is mentally disabled.

For murder, the mandatory death penalty will apply only where there is intention to kill.

Both Bills, which will be up for a second reading, also offer a possible lifeline to 34 people now on death row.

Also on the agenda is the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill, which will make it compulsory for all death sentence cases in Singapore to be reviewed, in the event that a person sentenced to death does not make an appeal.

Among the MPs lined up for the debate is lawyer Christopher De Souza, a member of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Law and Home Affairs.

He told The Straits Times yesterday he intends to give a cautionary speech, based on his time as a Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association volunteer encouraging youth at risk to stay away from drugs.

"Now as an MP, I see how the kids are orphaned because both their parents are in drug rehabilitation or prison. It is a damaging experience to the family. Let us not forget the compassion we need for our wider society, for all these vulnerable groups of people."

Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim and fellow Aljunied GRC MPs Pritam Singh and Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap plan to speak on the Bills as well.

Three members of the House are also raising questions on the Media Development Authority's (MDA) controversial decision last month to pull local comedy Sex.Violence.FamilyValues out before its release, after feedback that one of its three short films had racial references deemed offensive to Indians.

Nominated MP Janice Koh is asking the Minister for Communications and Information why the film initially received an M18 rating and why the MDA convened the Films Consultative Panel based on complaints from people who had seen the trailer but not the film.

She also wants to know the reasons for MDA not considering alternatives, like an R21 rating with limited screenings, and "whether such reversal of film ratings will create an uncertain and unfavourable environment for Singapore film-makers and artists".

Mr David Ong (Jurong GRC) and Mr Baey Yam Keng (Tampines GRC) are also raising their concerns.

Monday's proceedings will include Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam paying tribute to former chief justice Chan Sek Keong, who retired on Tuesday.

Four new Bills will be introduced on computer misuse, oversight of payment systems, stamp duties and economic expansion incentives tied to income tax relief.

Nominated MP Teo Siong Seng is also raising a motion of adjournment to give him more time to address Parliament on the "Voice of Small and Medium Enterprises".

The president of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry said: "They are really feeling the pinch of the external environment and domestic policy, in terms of foreign manpower, human resource costs and inflation pressure.

"They gave me a wish list for the Budget next year."

chinlian@sph.com.sg

Source: Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Permission required for reproduction.


28th-Oct-2012 04:45 pm - Do you believe?
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Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say I really don't think I'm strong enough,
Do you believe in LOVE after love?
7th-Oct-2012 12:13 pm - Rule the world
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You light the skies up above me
A star so bright you blind me, yeah, yeah
Don’t close your eyes
Don’t fade away, don’t fade away, oh

Yeah, you and me we can ride on a star
If you stay with me, boy , we can rule the world

Yeah, you and me we can light up the sky
If you stay by my side, we can rule the world


2nd-Sep-2012 11:20 pm - Update of my life
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Hello hello,

A thousand apologies for not blogging in like FOREVER!
I think I need to do better, first line and I already sound like a BIMBO.

Anyways, just thought I update here once in a while.

I'm currently in my second year in NUS Faculty of Law.
ALOT OF READINGS!!!! But yeah law is fun but no one ever said it was easy.
3 more years to go before I can finally start work as a lawyer. Cant wait.

You may say being a student is better but I guess the grass is always greener on the other side.
But if you analyzed the situation, Both students and workers face stress. The only difference is one gets paid for it at the end of the day in COLD HARD CASH.
After all, Cash is indeed KING. you cant grumble about it. You can buy things that make you happy and make life a lot more comfortable. Comparatively, As a student you get good grades if you manage the stress well and do well for the exams. thereafter, Time is your payment. 3 mths of summerbreak. 3 mths to wake up at 1pm or any other time you like. But then again, for the poor student like myself, Work is on the agenda so as to make some cash for traveling. Hence if you think about work input, a student sure has got a worst life.

My life has been a balance between School, Gym and friends.
Some photos from the past weeks or so:

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10th-May-2012 10:15 pm - Time for change?
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Do people still read blogs nowadays?

I've kinda moved on to twitter and Fb alr..
Was wondering if i should still keep up this blog.

Hmm..

Micro blogging is so much fun now!
20th-Apr-2012 12:36 am - NS men weak???!
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I feel the need to speak up for my fellow NS men and all the NSF currently serving the nation.

It is not a matter of Law(compulsion) that we serve,
It is a matter of principle... Fighting for the ones you love and defending the things in life that matter, our family, friends and ultimately our way of life.
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Dedicated to those who have died in the recent wars :(
May your souls find peace
11th-Jan-2012 05:00 pm - Awesome mashup
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