There's one man that Singaporeans have been talking about. His name has been mentioned in Parliament, hawker centers, places of worship, etc... Mas Selamat Kastari is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Some of my international readers might have heard about him on CNN yesterday.
With all this talk, comes the negative comments about our country. People are speculating how he escaped detention. After all, this is Singapore we are talking about. While it's easy to speculate, these negative comments are doing anyone any good.
Nobody wanted this to happen. While it could have been prevented, this country will learn from it's mistakes. Inmates have escaped from prisons all over the world. Some of these prisons are the best in the world. I guess it's a learning process. Unfortunately for Singapore, the inmate that escaped is the very same man that wanted to harm thousands of innocent lives.
We have made headline news all over the world. Here are links to some of these articles...
USA TODAY - Video
AOL United Kingdom
One scary question keeps popping up in my mind. What if he revives his plans? One can only hope that he doesn't. The only way we can ensure that doesn't happen is by catching this mad man.
With that said, every Singaporean now has a part to play. Our role is to keep a vigilant lookout. If you do see someone that looks like Mas Selamat Kastari, call the police without hesitation. If doesn't matter if you're wrong. What matters most is that we get Kastari behind bars again!