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Updated: 12/30/2012 22:01 | By Channel NewsAsia

K Shanmugam stresses protection of women’s rights

K Shanmugam stresses protection of women’s rights


K Shanmugam stresses protection of women’s rights

SINGAPORE: Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam has condemned the horrific gang rape of a young Indian woman in New Delhi, who died in a hospital in Singapore on Saturday.

He said on his Facebook page that it is a heartbreaking case and added that this is a type of case where the abusers should face the death penalty.

He said he would often cite similar cases in discussions with people who want the death penalty abolished.

Mr Shanmugam also highlighted a letter written by an Indian journalist Deepika Shetty. She had pointed out that in Singapore, young women can go about confidently at any time of the day and night, in spaghetti tops and shorts.

Mr Shanmugam agreed with her that this is a right they should have and added that it’s a right which society should protect.

— CNA/ck

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