We are slowly getting a clearer picture of how Mas Selamat escaped from Whitley Road Detention Centre and limped to Johor Bahru. It’s like those US drama where they slowly reveal the information bit by bit. If only local TV drama is as exciting as this.
Anyway, it was revealed today in Parliament that Mas Selamat was hiding in his brother’s house between 29 Feb to 1 Mar 2008. Mas Selamat escaped on 27 Feb, 4.05pm and managed to make his way to his brother’s house in Tampines on the 29th. His brother, sister in law and niece provided him with shelter, cash and assistance during that 2 days before he make his way to Johor Bahru.
Mr Shanmugam, who has taken over the Home Affairs Minister recently, said that Singaporeans will be understandably disappointed that Asmom and his family had helped Mas Selamat in his escape. Eeeeeerrrr….. actually no leh. At least not for me. Instead, I’m disappointed with the Singapore Police Force. SERIOUSLY! That guy escaped and seek shelter in his brother’s house. You mean nobody thought of monitoring his relative’s house just in case he tries to contact them?
And we also established that Mas Selamat was still in Singapore on 1 March 2008. By then, the border patrol had been heighten already. Then how did he managed to swim across to Johor Bahru? Oh…. they will reveal this piece of information in the next episode. So stay tuned.
It’s a pity that Mr Wong Kan Seng is no longer the Home Affairs Minister. I would really wish to see him present those facts to the Parliament. All these while we thought that Mas Selamat was hiding in the forest. Or maybe his friend or supporter’s house which the police doesn’t know. It’s shocking to discover that he hid in his brother’s house. Even more shocking was that the police only interviewed his brother on the 3rd March. That’s 5 days after Mas Selamat escaped from detention.
Mr Wong, what exactly was your ministry doing back then?