I pray that Australians continue to remember the reality of the merciless Singapore government. If ever there was a need for regime change, it is needed in Singapore. We must never forget that:
- Singapore is not a democracy
- Singapore is ruled by one man who now calls himself the Minister Mentor (ugh!)
- Singapore's death penalty in relation to drugs shows no mercy, allows no mitigation
- Singapore has chosen money above all else
In all that the Australian Government did or failed to do in the Nguyen Tuong Van case, it put the inter-governmental relationship with Singapore at the heart of the matter, entree to the forums of south-east Asia at the heart of the matter, consideration for Singapore's feelings at the heart of the matter. What evidence is there that Singapore ever considered the ethos or feelings of the majority of Australians? A touch of a mother's hand?