This is way just too much . A terrorist, Mas Selamat, 47, (Oh my goodness, there’s even a wiki dedicated for this ‘VIP’) limping his way out of the impeccable great fortress of Singapore guarded by venerable Gurkhas . It is still not clear how Selamat can limp his way out of Whitley Detention Centre, a heavily-guarded building where ISD’s (Internal Security Department: A dreadful name that sends shiver down everyone’s spine) ‘dangerous’ detainees are kept indefinitely. Surprisingly, this time the blame is on something ‘controllable’ which is security lapse (Still I wonder why no human is mentioned, maybe the nameless ants are doing guard-duty that day ). It might have sound more convincing if they just simply blame Selamat for escaping .
Ironically I wonder which is creating more terror into the heart of the local ? A limping Singaporean who yet to be charged for terrorism (Did Selamat profess to be terrorist ?) or a so-called inescapable fortress with world-class high-tech security with ample surveillance and sophisticated tracking system guarded by the Best of the Best soldiers and broken by just a ‘limping escape’ ? Unbelievable, or is it just another case of Uniquely Singapore ? Of course, I don’t have problem with ‘honest mistake’ but then will the gahmen stop lavishing their own praise of how they are worth every cent of million dollars ? Well, after this debacle, I have no doubt that ministers may just proclaim that they are even worth more millions now since Selamat might threaten the trillion dollars economy of Singapore.
But anyway, let’s give our gahmen a benefit of doubt that they are hard at work searching for Selamat. No doubt Singapore’s reputation for its world-class security is now tarnished but still no one want it to happen especially not when Singaporeans are focusing on the issue of immerse surplus of $6.4 billions arising from the 2% GST hike and other increments (Heard that $10 billions are coming on its way through property’s profit. Hmmm why not announce it together to save time and saliva. Heeee heeee, I trying to be naughty again as $16.4 billions will easily ‘blown out of proportion’ so it is better to explain small bite than digest bigger pie . Moreover, by using time-proven ‘creative measurement’, our world-class gahmen will know how to handle the public with aplomb)
Anyway, here I am immobilizing myself to do my part as Citizen of Singapore in capturing the ‘Superman’ (cos no one has ever escaped the impregnable fortress) by posting his photo even though I’m supposed to be on ‘blogging suspension leave’. Yes, I know damn well no one will give a damn look at the stern photo of Selamat because he is neither as handsome as Brad Pitts nor as scandalous as Edison Chen (Handsome but too unspeakable to put here) but it may pay to worth a glance as he is just as dangerous because the Gahmen say so, and if they say so, no one can dispute that in court and come out as winner.
Now to make it more interesting and make sure people take note of Selamat, I make a ‘movie’ poster dedicated to this task. It is not a easy task though as I need to conjure of a theme. After taking some inspiration from some blogs that says PrisonBreak, ToiletBreak which conjure escaping from the great custody, I decided to use a theme based on FaceOff which is about hiding and masquerading. Why FaceOff ? Because I presume that Selamat evade capture mainly as he is a man of many faces as our media portray him.
Once again, the followings are my masterpieces. Feel free to spread it around.
Easy-to-read Poster to help snare Selamat
If you can’t guess his next face correctly, how can you capture him ?
Alamak is a Malay expression for “Oh my gosh”.
The poster is inspired by FaceOff movie poster.
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Selamat is a master of disguise if we are to believe but don’t expect to identify him by the ‘question mark’ on his face though. Until he is captured, the media will continue to focus on him rather than citizen’s matter at hand.
I believe there are more anxious souls desperate in capturing Selamat than many of us as the whole world is looking while at the same time marvelous on how Selamat could have escaped the Tiny Red Dot (Isn’t it gratifying to know that Singapore isn’t tiny anymore given that Selamat still nowhere in sight). On the other hand, those unfortunate souls will at least find it relieving as this debacle also provide them ample time to think up the explanation for the surplus disparity.
The Chinese words on the top left stand for “Don’t sabotage me”.
Just in case for people who yet to figure out who the MenInWhite are. MIW are the self-proclaimed ‘VIP’ who suddenly become very active and prominent during election, going round in All-White attire, promising and delivering their to
(Disclaimer: Ironically, I am one of the Bugs Bunny . But hey, free carrots ? Who doesn’t want it ? Especially the carrot comes with no free lunch in the world eg GST hike & hiking like nobody’s business )
With price of everything going up so easily and frequently, I really feel like a Bugs Bunny that asking the government ‘What’s up, Doc’ .
So do your part as I did mine. Start putting up notice of Selamat or Alamak or whatever.