Pre-debate vote: For- 4; Against- 17; Undecided- 13
Post-debate vote: For-0; Against- 18; Undecided- 17
What can we tell from the votes? That 5 people decided not to vote in the second round at all. Very unsporting of them, I must say, to mess around with our numbers like that!
Proposition: some countries don’t use the death penalty, and the death penalty is inhumane. It is not for us to decide who lives and who dies, and mistakes cannot be corrected by death.
Opposition: the death penalty in Singapore has been proven to reduce crime, and crime will always be present, so the death penalty is needed as a deterrent. Otherwise, once the criminal has finished his jail term, he can return to his life of crime.
This is a real issue in Singapore. What do you think about it?