I was patient on this. I waited till both Lee Hsien Loong and Wong Kan Seng have their say before commenting on the Committee of Inquiry Findings on Mas Selamat's Escape. After hearing both men, I am afraid I still have a lot of questions about the escape.
After I listened to Minister for Home Affairs Wong Kan Seng's presentation of Mas Selamat's escape, I find certain facts about it to be incredible. For one thing, no grills at the toilet? Okay maybe that’s just a simple oversight, but I am amazed that they say that Mas Selamat had no help in his escape. According to the report, Mas Selamat only had 11 mins to make good his escape. 11 minutes was all Mas Selamat had to escape via the toilet's ventilation window, jumped over the fence and run into the forest. How far can a man with a limp run in 11mins?
The man has also evaded the manhunt for 2 months! 2 months of evading the biggest manhunt in Singapore without any help from anyone. Does that sound likely to you?
And the government still insists the man is still in Singapore! How did the Singapore government come out with that? Mas Selamat has been on the run for more than 7 weeks now, haven’t been found, having no help from anyone, and is still in Singapore. Doesn’t that sound odd to you?
It isn’t just Singaporeans who find the report strange. In fact when you look under yahoo news, you will find this report under “Odd News”. I’m afraid the report did not answer most of our questions on the escape, and may have in fact raise more.