Saturday, December 03, 2005

The big story in Melbourne

A story you might not hear about in North America today but which has greatly affected people here in Melbourne, found here. It's the front page story in all the papers. A 25 year old Australian from Melbourne was hanged in Singapore today at dawn...he had smuggled heroin and apparently was caught in Singapore, the penalty being death by hanging. Australians are feeling quite strongly about the harsh penalty and a bit of a backlash is even occurring in Singapore over the use of the death penalty. A bit of Melbourne blogging for you...