x9200 wrote:More, because it is very effectively executed. Highly restrictive/repressive law is not enough.sundaymorningstaple wrote:And yes, Singapore's low crime rate is primarily due to the draconian laws here.
Another stereotype post from SMS. Now I'm living in a country where the law is much harder (e.g. be heading in public etc) but I have to be cautious when I'm carrying my laptop as snatchers in motorbike are commonAnd yes, Singapore's low crime rate is primarily due to the draconian laws here. nothing else.
“One thing that struck me is how you never see a policeman. I live in New York and I see police, cops all the time.”
And they are right. Draconian law... once again, law can be very strict and very draconian and you may have high crime rate anyway. See how this works in SG - certain crimes/offences are given top priority to be solved and the law is here executed very very efficiently. This results in the low crime rate for all the serious crimes. Now take a look at traffic regulation. Just an example - there are different areas with similar patterns. You are obliged by law to give priority in certain situation, use signals, not drive motorbike between the lanes etc. The law is here in place but it is simply not executed so hardly anybody follows the regulation. As simple as this and all within the same country.irvine wrote:And the checkpoint, what's with multiple officers standing by with big guns? I certainly DID NOT feel safe when we ride through in a motorbike. In my opinion, that was unnecessary, but again, this being Singapore... they like it to be safe than sorry.
Which is really kind of silly in a way. The terrorist would be hard to pick out in a crowd and frankly, I don't think many terrorists are all that concerned about getting snuffed. Matter of fact they are more scared of being caught alive I'd imagine. Especially with the treatment that is rumoured to be metted out here.ev-disinfection wrote: BTW, the soldiers with their semi-automatics, are a deterrent against terrorist only . . . it is not to scare the foreigners away.
Yeah, assault rifles just give me the same fuzzy feeling that I get from leis and drinks with teensy umbrellas in them.ev-disinfection wrote:BTW, the soldiers with their semi-automatics, are a deterrent against terrorist only . . . it is not to scare the foreigners away.
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