Friday, 29 February 2008

Singapore's fumble

Following Mas Selamat bin Kastari's escape on 28th Feb, under the pretext of going to the toilet while he was being taken from his cell to the family visit room to await his family, journalists from all over the world had had reports on it.

The one that caught my attention was this...Embarrassed Singapore hunts escaped terrorist, it was the word 'Embarrassed'.

As a Singaporean I felt pretty disappointed by the whole incident and it reminds me of the disappearance of the 8-year old China-born girl, Huang Na, back in 2004.

Remember her killer Took Leng How?

He too escaped from the police on the pretext of going to the toilet and after which he managed to get out of Singapore and into Malaysia without any problem! Next he went all the way to Penang and he returned to Singapore to turn himself in.... (information from Wikipedia)

If Took did not return to Singapore, would he be still at large? The Singapore police only managed to arrest him because he decided to return and turned himself in...

Right now, the Interpol were informed and the police are conducting very thorough search for Mas Selamat bin Kastari. I wish them all the best and good luck...I really don't wish to see another Took; that is the fugitive had to turn himself in in order to be caught.

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