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Public Caning

I feel very sorry for you and your society. Societies that need to belt compliance out of their children need to think again. All these children will learn from this dreadful experience is that inflicting pain on another is the answer or solution to a problem.

Singapore is known world-wide as a controlled society, one where compliance with group-thought and group-speak. Object and you get brutalized. I'd rather live in a kind society that encourages individualism than a cruel and controlling one.

I have the right to speak my mind in public without fear of government reprisal. It's called freedom.

GDS (Pseudonym)

7 Aug 2004

This letter has reference to our article:

Monday with the Editor: Public Caning of Three Students


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