Younger Singaporeans’ support for capital punishment for drug traffickers below national average: MHA survey

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SINGAPORE: The majority of younger Singaporeans are supportive of the tough anti-drug measures the country is taking, but support for capital punishment for drug traffickers is lower than the national average, according to findings from a survey by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The survey showed that 52.7 per cent of those from the 13-30 age group indicated the death penalty is an appropriate punishment for criminals who traffic a large amount of drugs, which is lower than the overall population’s 69.6 per cent of people who support the sentence.

By comparison, 74.6 per cent in the above-30 camp indicated similar sentiments, it showed.

Similarly, those in the 13-30 age group indicated strong support for imprisonment (89.9 per cent) and caning (77.5 per cent) for drug traffickers – compared to 93 per

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