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HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER SAYS SORRY FOR IMPLYING MINISTERS ARE ONLY AFTER FINANCIAL WEALTH

Lawyer and death penalty critic Eugene Thuraisingam has apologised in court yesterday for making statements that were in contempt of court. He previously implied that ministers turn a blind eye to death penalty laws in Singapore because they are only after financial gains. His Facebook post was a response to Ridzuan's death sentence as the man was found guilty of trafficking heroin. The lawyer acknowledged his mistake and insisted nobody forced him to apologise.

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DRUG COURIER DESERVED A 2ND CHANCE, PLS ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY!

My most sincere of condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the late Muhammad Ridzuan. It's really sad that he had to go off this way. It's definitely a must to appreciate and thank Mr Ravi for fighting till the last moment of Ridzuan's death. In a country filled with keyboard warriors, I'm proud that this one man stood out to help with no fear or negative influences. People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. For an offence which Ridzuan had committed when he was 25 years of age and for him to be hanged after 7 years is really a big heartbreak! Is there no chance of rehabilitation for a young Singaporean offender who was only 25 years of age and even then only a mere courier?

The government sets the laws against anyone committing/attempting suicide. You said that the law, deters the distressed from taking their own lives. Then you, impose the death penalty and take away the very same distressed person by taking away their lives? My intention here is not to challenge the government or the law but to humanely ask for the death penalty to be abolished. Please do something about this and please find a more humane solution to this.

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