With the sad death of ,Van Nguyen, confirmed, it seems an appropriate time to talk of Singapore ,democracy,drugs and what might be gained from this senseless killing. No one enjoys the harm that comes from heroin addiction. Or, any other drug for that matter. Many around the blogs have hailed Singapore as the 'model of a modern major -general', in cracking down on this substance. They have a pretty good reputation on 'chewing gum', repression with large fines.
'Joy' on talkback, praised the place as "clean and neat" and lamented the lack of discipline amongst our young. Another great comment on an unnamed blog, spoke of Singapore as a "democratic society", and while she dislikes capital punishment ,she accepts their right to enforce their laws.
Power is a 'drug' and has not yet been prohibited. As long as it used with some sense of responsibility, we would all be happy. See here, for more info, on the wonders of a pseudo democracy http://www.singapore-window.org/804caq9.htm