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Custodians: Terrorists and Other kinds of Terrorists
.crap Mas More
Crap more Mas.
Mask more crap.

Mas Selamat Escape.
Escape Mas Selamat.
Selamat Mas Escape.

MM Lee says Mas Selamat's escape is a severe lesson on complacency (CNA)

"Mr Lee said Mas Selamat is a wily person who could persuade his custodians and Singapore has learnt an important lesson on complacency from the episode.

"I give him full marks for winning the confidence of his custodians – that he's completely docile, completely passive and he's going to remain in captivity. It is... stupid to believe we are infallible. We are not infallible. One mistake and we get a big explosive in your midst. So let's not take this lightly. I think it's a very severe lesson of complacency," said Mr Lee."

(a) I think there has been a deliberate effort (here and elsewhere) to avoid mentioning the all-important, sacred, holy, world-class, state-of-the-art, transparently opaque, invisible Internal Security Department. Custodians. Ha. (Well, one can't be too harsh on the department that has heped you get rid of political opposition.)

(b) No matter how convinced you are that a prisoner is docile, there is no reason to be so lax with him that you don't follow proper procedures that would leave him no chance of escaping - at least not without harming a custodian... (Or maybe Mas Selamat isn't a prisoner. He was detained without trial, so the very ethical ISD must have respected his human rights.)

If you trusted him so much, why was he still in retention?

Apparently, a terrorist _who still could not be released by the ISD_ was (at least potentially) less dangerous, more reliable, than certain opposition members who try going to a hotel, and ordinary citizes who wanted to stage peaceful demonstrations. Yes, that's it. Seditious people are more dangerous than terrorists.

(c) As Molly has already predicted, rather than being an icon of PAP-Singapore failure, Mas _will_ become an indirect icon of all that crap about total defense, Singapore's vulnerability and blah. For generations, kids are going to learn about this great lesson in stupid National Education classes, learn to ignore it as a failure, and learn only the relevant messages that will in turn transform these kids into docile citizens. Great.

Bring me out of this darn place.

JI leader's escape underscores importance of trust in community (CNA)

More communal bonding crap.

More PAP Education National Education crap.

If you MIW still don't get it, let me just sum it up: I think it's DISGUSTING.

(But what does my opinion matter? After all, Molly is only a wild kitten, not docile like Mas was.)

.crap Mas More
Crap more Mas.
Must crap more.

Mas Selamat Escape.
Escape Mas Selamat.
Selamat Mas Escape.

What about his son?

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