Although we are a 1st world nation, there are a number of people among us who possess extremely high expectations that simply cannot be met. They become miserable and depressed, and after a while life in Singapore is simply intolerable for them....and they have no other alternative but to leave. Yes, leave Singapore....can you imagine that. There are 2 ways to leave - by emigrating to another country OR by using the quickie method of leaving this realm altogether. Singapore can easily cope with people leaving using either of the 2 methods. Our police force is specially equipped special paraphernalia to cover up the disturbing aftermath, removal is fast and disposal even faster. That is why the govt doesn't have to bother much about such incidents no matter how often they occur, it is considered practically routine and should not undermine our unstoppable march towards becoming a top first world nation. If it occurs at MRT station, it is now considered a minor disruption and there are buses ready to ferry people away from the affected stations.
The main problem with people leaving is some people are not very competent at leaving. Take the example of this feller who tried to kill himself jumping off the 3rd storey of a building....he didn't even bother to make sure the area below is clear and landed on a 3 year old girl. The poor girl broke her thigh and had to spend a week in hospital.
It turned out the 36 yr old guy who tried to leave, was made destitute because he couldn't pay his rent. He couldn't get any workfare either because despite the hundreds of thousands of jobs created by the govt, he couldn't find a job. Desperate, he decided to get himself admitted at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). Unfortunately, his problem wasn't serious enough for them to admit him, so he was given some medicine and asked to go home. This man has been sentenced to 9 months probation for 'causing hurt by doing a rash act'.
Singapore is a lucky country which is progressing at the fastest pace imagineable. Although a handful of people are left behind, they will eventually find ways to cope with their 'situation'. We as a nation cannot afford to be held back by a handful of people, we have many people from other countries eager to come here and contribute. These people who cannot cope should find ways to leave Singapore. We can easily replace them with more competent and skilful immigrants who will help us get to top 1st world status faster. We should not slow down otherwise we will lose out to Hong Kong.