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Statement by the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore on the increase of judicial executions in Singapore in 2018
The Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore takes note of the publication of the Singapore Prison Service's (SPS) annual statistics for 2018, and notes with concern the worrying increase in the number of judicial executions, which have risen from 8 in 2017 to 13 in 2018. The Embassy further notes that a majority of the cases (11) are related to drugs offences.
Statement by the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore on the death penalty case of Mr. Micheal Anak Garing
The Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore calls on the Singapore authorities to halt the execution of Mr. Micheal Anak Garing, to commute his sentence to a non-capital sentence and to adopt a moratorium on all executions. Today, more than two thirds of the countries of the world have become abolitionist in law or practice which confirms a global trend towards abolition of the death penalty. Switzerland holds a principled position against the death penalty and is opposed to the use of capital punishment under any circumstances. No compelling evidence exists to show that the death penalty serves as a deterrent to crime more efficient than imprisonment. Furthermore, any errors - inevitable in any legal system - are irreversible. Switzerland will continue supporting the universal trend towards the eradication of the death penalty.
Job Opening : Analyst and Translator of the Defence Attaché at the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore
The Embassy of Switzerland officially represents the Swiss Government in Singapore. The Embassy’s objective is to foster the bilateral relations between Switzerland and Singapore with a focus on political, financial, economic and defence issues as well as on the promotion of trade and tourism. We are currently looking for an Analyst and Translator for the Defence Attaché. In this new and challenging position you will be responsible, among else, for producing in-depth analyses that relate to politico-military, strategic and operational issues in the region. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in research and a proven ability to translate military language from Mandarin into English. Starting date: November 1, 2019 or by arrangement.
Location: Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore
The annual tournament will be graced by Ambassador Filliez and Guest-of-Honour, Ms. Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth - MCCY. The Embassy of Switzerland takes this opportunity to extend its warm invitations to all football fans to join this year’s Switzerland-Singapore Football Festival. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter (@SwissAmbSGP) for more updates and coverage of the event!
Location: NS Square (previously known as The Float)
The call for applications for ThinkSwiss Scholarships 2020 is now open! A unique chance for students enrolled at Singapore universities to spend up to three months in Switzerland and redefine your research thinking at a Swiss university. Send your application until 15 January 2020.
Do you want to learn about studying in Europe and in Switzerland? On 28th September "Study in Europe", takes place at the largest education fair in Singapore! A dozen European countries will present their university programmes during the whole day at Suntec City. This is your first step to a study programme in Switzerland!
Location: Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 3, Rooms 324-326