May 14, 2008
OH CHEE Kiong thought he could give the law the slip.
While waiting for a case against him to be heard in the Subordinate Courts, the 27-year-old said he wanted to use the loo.
He answered the call of nature, then took the opportunity to make a quick escape.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "One would have thought once bitten, twice shy. Apparently not."
April 21, 2008
April 07, 2008
Mr Wang said:
MM Lee wants to say that yes, there was a bungle-up at the detention centre; BUT no, it was not really the government's fault (he'll gloss quickly over this part); INSTEAD let's talk about the wider, more-important and very urgent issue of national complacency (that means you, me, Tan Ah Kow and the neighbourhood kopi tiam man - not Wong Kan Seng).
And then the government PR machinery will launch into the "broad complacency" theme - and discuss our complacency about our economic competitiveness; our water supplies; our lack of natural resources; and of our young generation of Singapore citizens who never experienced the racial riots of the 1950s etc.
With perhaps just a little lip service to the real matter - Mas Selamat and MHA's complacency, in February 2008. ...
And the Strait Times really did a bad job. This particular article failed to sell. It is just outright illogical & unpersuasive. Yes, many Singaporeans are dumb enough to be duped by anything. But many other Singaporeans who aren't even particularly bright will go, "Harrrh? What is MM Lee trying to say? Mas Selamat run away, is MY fault arh??"
Recommended by at82: "Spin also cannot spin properly..."
March 03, 2008
Lucky Tan said:
I have an important message for those who blame our esteemed Minister Wong Kan Seng for this incident. I put the blame squarely on the members of the Opposition. Here's why:
WKS as minister cannot possibly know the detention center that well - you expect minister to inspect every toilet there? You expect the minister to train every guard? He has already apologised and taken responsibility. However, the members of the Opposition are the ones I blame for this mess.
A number Opposition members have been detained under the ISA and know this detention center inside out. They probably are familiar with the toilet used by Mas Selamat and the security flaws in the detention center - the redoctrination that purges them of harmful thoughts can temporarily increase the urge to escape. Knowing that the govt was detaining terrorist there, why didn't they point out the possible ways of escape to the govt? ...I don't think the Opposition has any valid reasons for denying responsibility for the escape, many have been detained there over the years and they spend more time there than almost anyone else.
Recommended by at82: "This article shows us that the who are the ones who should be blamed for Mas Selamat's escape."
February 29, 2008
...it's either an inside job or the terrorist used Black magic or as what lotsa pple claim, it was an error on the police's side. What i can't understand tho is how possible it can be for e terrorist to run off without anyone seeing him. If it was not black magic, then dun tell me the Whitley Detention area's security is sooo lax?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "How can a limping terrorist who is being guarded by a policeman in an apparently tight security area disappear just like that without anyone's notice?"