Chee to be interviewed on CNN

December 2, 2005
Singapore Democrats

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Dr Chee Soon Juan will be interviewed on CNN World News Asia tonight at 8 pm. The subject of the discussion will be on the possible review of the mandatory death penalty in Singapore for drug smuggling.

Responding to the intense scrutiny of the death penalty laws in Singapore, a journalist had suggested in the Straits Times that it was perhaps time to review the mandatory death penalty that is meted out to drug runners.

Such a law leaves judges without any recourse but to sentence the convicted person to death. This may contravene international law, some legal experts argue. More attention will be brought to focus on this subject in the foreseeable future.