Singapore surveys public’s attitude on death penalty


The Straits Times says it was the first time that the Home Affairs Ministry, which is in charge of the prisons department, is conducting a survey on the subject. – EPA pic, October 31, 2018.

SINGAPORE will gauge public attitudes towards the death penalty in a survey, the interior ministry said today, as human rights groups renewed calls for its abolition.

The city-state – which staunchly maintains that capital punishment is a crime deterrent – executed eight convicts last year, the highest number in a decade, according to official data. They had all committed drug offences.


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