After the 5.5 million MMS, he is now EVERWHERE. On the bus I was taking, his face was pasted on the exit door staring right at me. Scary isn't it?
Terrorist Mas Selamat was detained under the ISA (Internal Security Act) without trial for our safety. Coincidentally, "Selamat" means "safety" in Malay. Under the ISA, Selamat was held in Whitley Road Detention Centre the same detention center that held those highly dangerous political detainees e.g. the Marxist Conspirators, Said Zahari fortunately none of these political detainees escaped to endanger our beloved govt. If we had sent him for trial, he would have been held in Changi Prison where the toilets have no windows.
Although our terrorists are almost as despicable, ruthless and dangerous as our political detainees, I feel that they still deserve to be put on trial so that they can go to a proper jail with barb wire, multiple high walls and armed guards on watch towers who will be able to spot a limping man. We should reserve the ISA only for the worst elements of our society, the political deviants who threaten our society with confusion.
The big question now on everyone's mind is "Where is Mas Selamat?"...He was in all our nightmares yesterday night but where is he physically?
Here's my take on his whereabouts:
1. It was reported that he was seen climbing up a nearby hill. I figured that if he had this all planned, he would have someone meet him with an escape vehicle by the road. The reason why he took the trouble to climb the forested hill is there are many potential hideouts there.
2. The Sunday Times reported that his family received no help when he was detained. His children can't afford the fees to go to religious school and stayed at home. Apparently, he doesn't have much support which reinforce the theory that the escape is a lone spontaneous act.
I believe he is hiding somewhere close to the detention center maybe in the forest or some warehouse. He probably drinking water from public toilets and picking up leftover food or wild fruits to survive. .....To find him, they need to monitor public toilets in the area and places where he can find food.
If this is not a lone act but a well coordinated jail break, we have alot to worry about. If they can plan something like this, they can plan something even more insidious. I hope the catch him fast, hiding alone in a cave or under a bridge.
I have an important message for those who blame our esteemed Minister Wong Kan Seng for this incident. I put the blame squarely on the members of the Opposition. Here's why:
WKS as minister cannot possibly know the detention center that well - you expect minister to inspect every toilet there? You expect the minister to train every guard? He has already apologised and taken responsibility. However, the members of the Opposition are the ones I blame for this mess.
A number Opposition members have been detained under the ISA and know this detention center inside out. They probably are familiar with the toilet used by Mas Selamat and the security flaws in the detention center - the redoctrination that purges them of harmful thoughts can temporarily increase the urge to escape. Knowing that the govt was detaining terrorist there, why didn't they point out the possible ways of escape to the govt? ...I don't think the Opposition has any valid reasons for denying responsibility for the escape, many have been detained there over the years and they spend more time there than almost anyone else.