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Singapore claims it is winning the drugs war because of death penalty

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SINGAPORE is one of the only countries to effectively control drugs because its draconian laws provide a deterrent, the country’s ambassador to the United States has claimed.

In an opinion piece published by the Washington Post on Sunday, Ashok Kumar Mirpuri wrote that while Singapore “does not take joy in the death penalty”, its citizens “understand the need for it and strongly support it”.

Mirpuri was responding to a previous article published by the Post, reporting US President Donald Trump’s claim that killing drug dealers could help to address the country’s opioid crisis.

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“Some countries have a very tough penalty, the ultimate penalty, and they have much less of a drug problem than we do,” Trump was quoted as saying. “If you shoot one person, you........

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