Singapore and Human Rights

According to this CNA report, Singapore’s human rights will soon be scrutinized by the UN.

Observers said issues that could attract attention include those concerning Singapore’s position on detention without trial, right of assembly and corporal punishment including the death penalty.

The government has of course, justified its stand on these issues, claiming how they are mostly preventive, and not punitive, in nature, and are vital in helping uphold justice and harmony in the republic.

What are your views on these issues in Singapore? Do they necessarily contravene our human rights?

Would Singapore society be ready to accept any changes to these laws in future?

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