Death penalty opponents who
helped to organise the Singapore launch were told by police that no
bail had yet been set for Shadrake, whose passport has been impounded.
week one of Singapore's biggest book retailers, Kinokuniya, withdrew
the book from its shelves after it was contacted by the Media
Development Authority, which controls censorship in Singapore...
What's striking to me is that people seem more offended by the censorship than by executions for victimless crimes! Of course, the magnitude of these human rights abuses is still small compared to the Number #1 blight on Singapore's polity. I suspect that these horrors will disappear in a generation, but ultra-stable Singapore could easily change course right away without tearing the social fabric.