Daily Archives: 2008-02-28

Bloggers’ reaction to JI leader’s escape

  Unfortunately Singapore – JI Detainee Escapes: State Not Intrusive Enough? “Minister Wong sure has some explaining to do. First of which is how a limping middle-aged man could escape from an ISD run facility?” Pleinelune – Great, Now They’ll Start Checking My Shoes “Do us all a favour, Selamat Kastari (what kind of a name is that, some kind …

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“Limping Terorist” escapes – 10 questions for Wong Kan Seng

Channel NewsAsia (CNA): “Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng has cited a lapse in security at the Whitley Detention Centre on Wednesday as the cause for the escape of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) member Mas Selamat Kastari.” 1. Given that Mas Selamat Kastari was considered Singapore’s number one most wanted, how did such a “lapse” occur?

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Government fees freeze doesn’t address real concerns

By Andrew Loh It is interesting to note that the Finance Minister announced the extension of the freeze on government fees and charges only on the third day of the Budget debate – after criticisms of it not doing enough to alleviate Singaporeans’ concerns about inflation. According to Channel NewsAsia (CNA), “the one-year freeze on government fees, which kicked in …

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