Saturday, November 26, 2005


Song / Poem from USA reader

The Long Drop
- a song for Nguyen Tuong Van

They carefully measure my weight
Then faithfully record my height
To calculate a string so straight
With which to stop my fall in flight

It is a most humane method
With a poetic sounding name
Officials call it the “Long Drop”
But in the end it’s all the same

They say my neck will snap so fast
Hardly will I feel any pain—
A “comatose asphyxia” blast
(If all metrics conform to plan)

Mother, forgive me for your grief
I never meant to cause you shame
Brother, my life – however brief
You’re not the one to take the blame

Let them who wealth and fortunes make
Upon the backs of mules like me
And them whose power to give and take
Is stained with blood which none can see

Let them who judge us by their book
Yet lie in proud hypocrisies
One day themselves be tried as crooks
Who are earth’s vilest enemies

When I am gone, please do not weep
Take up the fight where it belongs
I’ll give you all the rope you need
To set aright these onerous wrongs

My spine they’ll break from the gallows
Thusly I’ll pay my exit toll
When that sun rises tomorrow
Your love and spirit sheathe my soul

Dallas, TX
Thanksgiving Day - Nov 24, 2005

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Public Forum LIVE Audio Recording

The forum we held on 7.Nov.2005 was recorded, and this MP3 audio file is the essense of the recordings. Click on above link to download.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005



This page provides some handy URL links:

April 2005 Campign Forum Page

Amnesty International Statement April 2005

Quick Time Movie Shanmugram

Quick Time Movie Shanmugram small file

April MPG Video

Singapore Govt's Drag Connection!!!

Jacob George's Blog

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Public Forum Announcement

There will be a public forum held in Asia Hotel Singapore, on 7th Nov 2005 7-11pm, in line with the anticipated execution of Vietnamese Ausstralia prisoner Nguyen Tuong Van.

A similar forum was held previously at same Hotel for Singaporean Shamanmugam.

Hotel is booked now, so the above schedule is CONFIRMED.


* Madam Letchumi Murugesu, Mother of Shanmugam Murugesu

* Alex Au, Social Commentator, Yawning Bread

* Anthony Yeo, Clinical Director, Counseling & Care Centre

* M. Ravi Human Rights Lawyer

* Dr Chee Soon Juan, Secretary General, Singapore Democratic Party

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