After the cyber attack by the hacking group “Anonymous”, the Singapore government has been a flutter and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong even made a public vow to capture the hackers involved.
I personally don’t see what’s all the fuss is about because to me “Anonymous” has more bark than bite, but I guess it’s a matter of face for them. Recently, the Singapore government announced they had captured a man in Malaysia they believe to be "The Messiah", the main hacker of the Anonymous” group attacking websites belonging to the Singapore government. However the more I read about the arrest, the more questions I have.
Like why did the PM made the vow on Nov. 6 when according to all reports, the police already had a suspected arrested and in custody on Nov. 4? Like how could 35-year-old James Raj be the Messiah if he was in hiding in Kuala Lumpur for outstanding drug-related offences in Singapore? You would think a man who ran to another country do his best to stay under the radar.
Also why did the prosecution applied to the court for the man to be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Since when did we sent people to the IMH for ADHD? Is ADHD even considered a mental problem? More importantly, if the prosecution think this man has mental problem, doesn’t that mean any statement they had taken from him, without legal consul I might add, has to be thrown out the window?
The Singapore government clearly intended the capture of "The Messiah" to be a big deal, but there are just too many questions to be answered for that to happen. The government need to start talking to the public quickly before the case run away from them.