Date: 27th May 2017
Time: 2.00 – 5.00pm
Venue: The Seminar Room, 51 Cuppage Road, #07-22, Singapore 229469
(behind Centrepoint Shopping Centre, opposite Somerset MRT)
See map – https://goo.gl/maps/MFkeHBYXzBw
The Death Penalty – Yea or Nay? Have your say
A discussion on the relevance of the death penalty in Singapore
To discuss capital punishment/the death penalty in Singapore and Singaporeans’ perspectives and feelings about it.
1: The Singapore story on the death penalty
A/Prof Chan Wing Cheong will share the history of the death penalty in Singapore, cases by law on the Death penalty and share some cases that ask for our greater discussions.
2: What do Singaporeans have to say on the Death Penalty in Singapore?
A/Prof Tan Ern Ser will speak on Singaporeans approach to the Death Penalty and share findings done by the NUS and SMU teams who had as their consultant Prof. Roger Hood from Oxford University who started this whole survey for Commonwealth countries and also shared his views with Dr Michael Hor, when he was at NUS.
3: Why Some countries believe in the Death Penalty?
Assistant Professor Jack Lee Tsen-Ta will highlight countries that have death penalties and why they justify the DP as a form of punishment.
4: Why the death penalty should not be in Singapore anymore?
Mr M. Ravi will highlight countries that do not have the death penalty, as a means to punish perpetrators.
5: A Good Shepherd Mission Sister will share her experiences in a speech that the moderator will read.
Workshop, objectives and structure for Participants
– participants to be divided into 2 groups, one to discuss the pros/for the death penalty and the other the cons/against the death penalty
– each group will nominate a rep to present their arguments
– This is to create awareness, emotions, impact and thought processes on the subject of the death penalty
– flip boards, markers and paper will be provided
A paper based on the results of the forum will be put together and shared.
To attend this discussion, please register at our Facebook event page below.