a small lesson to be learnt
singapore custom officials shall treat australians on transit a little kinder and avoid searching them. our laws are incompatible to theirs and if they are transit passengers it is best to leave them alone unless they did something obvious. the australians are more comfortable handling their own problems. and should they be tipped off about australians carrying drugs and returning home, it is best to treat such information as unreliable. in this way we can respect the rights of australians and their laws and also help by not creating problems for the two govts. i am sure the australians will appreciate our goodwill and pave the way for better relations. at times it is better to keep one eye shut. just imagine how much trouble we would have avoided if we did not apprehend nguyen.