Veil of silence? Try a concrete wall. [the quote below is only the relevant extract. For full article, refer URL]
SINGAPORE'S Prisons Department has drawn a veil of silence over the impending execution of convicted Australian drug trafficker Van Tuong Nguyen.
Today it rebuffed inquiries about how it handles final arrangements for death row inmates.
Its refusal to detail standard practices for executions in the city-state echoed a decision midweek from the Government, which offered no new response to a complaint filed with the UN by local anti-death penalty activists.
The controversial case has also received scant attention in Singapore's print and broadcast media, which has strong links to the Government and is broadly supportive of its policies.
Whichever side of the death penalty argument you stand on, one has to agree that the inmate has to be treated with humanity, one which is lacking in the machine known as the Singapore government. The previous article posted about the letters to Nguyen demonstrates this amply. Execute a man if you will, but at least make sure he gets to talk to his mother before he dies.