Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Corrupt public officials on the gallows?

The recent execution of China's head of the food and drug safety agency was a real eye opener for other Asian countries and elsewhere in the world to emulate. Perhaps, it also about time that laws against drug traffickers and dealers should be crafted to allow for their execution, even its against the will of God.

According to the bible,, it is inhuman to execute any person just because he had done something terrible on this earth. Now, we can see the clear distinction between a christian country and China, whose belief in God is a myth. Records showed that China's policy on certain crimes committed by its citizens are met with harsh realities as what happened to the chief of the food and drug safety agency, whose primary task is to safeguard food and drug production in China. It wasn't the first time that China did it. There were a lot of times in the past when the government had executed hardened criminals, too.

The question now is whether this type of harsh manifestation can be emulated by the neighboring countries in the Asia-Pacific region, where corrupt government officials abound, thus aggravating the level of poverty in certain developing countries because most of them steal taxpayers' money. Consequently, projects that are supposed to be for the people are jeopardized because funds intended for public good are pocketed for their personal interests.

In Asia, only China has this kind of punishment. And nobody in the international human rights groups makes a loud protest, if only to stop China from doing it again. If a hint of courage is needed to do what China did, it is unquestionable if some neighboring governments may shift from imposing life sentence to death penalty punishments for those who committed crimes against humanity. But at present, there is not a country in the world whose punishment for criminals are more pronounced that this communist country.

Why can't other Asian governments, where most of the crooks thrive, severely set an example of putting top or ranking public officials who are found guilty of feasting on public funds to the gallows. If this is done, believe you me, it could set as a clear signal for those politicians who have made it a habit to abuse their powers while in public office. But many are aware that this kind of proposal will not prosper in the halls of Congress, where the legislators' personal interests would be stymied for good.

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