Nguyen still headed for the long drop

GEORGE Pell will urge the Pope to intervene in a desperate bid to spare drug trafficker Nguyen Tuong Van from the gallows as the Howard Government yesterday also promised a last-ditch appeal to spare the Melbourne man’s life.

Desparate bid is right with only 19 percent of locals claiming to be Christian and the remainder claiming Asian based religions or no religion I can’t see Singapore’s President and Prime Minister worrying about a backlash at the next polls. I doubt whether they will jump to any request from the leader of the Catholic world and as it is their country they have the right to say – tell your citizens not to traffic drugs through our country – we don’t drugs or drug couriers here.

Phillip Adams condemns Australia and calls us racist. I think Phillip has the ‘racist’ problem, not us. I agree with some of what Phillip says and I don’t support capital punishment but all of that is irrelevant if you commit a capital crime in a country that does support it.

Sad but inevitable. Phillip can debate drug prohibition all he likes but unfortunately he has no sway in Singapore.

Actually he has no sway in Australia either but that’s another issue

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