Anyone remember the scratch & win coupons from Singapore Pools a few years ago? The search for Mas Selamat is becoming something like that; keep scratching, but no winning.
You would think that after 210,000 pamphlets on the fugitive and searching 121 empty buildings in one day (I know, Singapore has 121 empty buildings?); there would be some headway for the search of Mr. Mas. Since there isn’t, I wonder how long it will be before our dear Singapore government finally admits Mr. Mas is no longer in Singapore. Because every Singaporeans I spoke to believe that he is no longer in Singapore, it’s not hard to believe that the only people who believe he is still in Singapore is people in the Singapore government.
Why not just admit Mas Selamat has escaped? That way Singaporeans no longer have to be the butt of jokes everywhere, what else would you call headlines like: "Terror Suspect Eludes Posse of 4 Million"? If the government truly believes Mr. Mas is still with us, how about showing Singaporeans some evidence? I know those people struck in the jam at the Causeway will want to hear it