Two brothers, 12-year-old Nigel Yap and 7-year-old Donovan Yap, were hit and killed by a cement mixer at the junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and Tampines Street 45 a few days ago. In Singapore this has become big news, not lest because photos of the two dead children have been posted on the internet.
I don't know who did it first or how many people forwarded the pictures but anyone who has done either of these acts is a bloody insensitive idiot. What in the world make anyone think forwarding pictures of dead kids is a good idea? It's a terrible idea that serves no purpose and please don't say anything about releasing information to the public. Public information or not, pictures of two dead kids are pictures of two dead kids. What's worse is that now that they are on the internet, it's almost impossible to take all of them down. They are out there already!
Accidents do happen, and they will always happen. Hopefully the next time it happen, we won't have idiots putting pictures of dead people on the internet again. Hopefully, Singaporeans will learn from this episode. Yes, I know it's a long shot but what's life without hope?