Who’s Left to Blame, Who’s Right to Blame?
A collective finger-pointing is going on. The finger pointing is so intense that presumably people are starting to have sprained locked fingers.
Everyone blamed the Gurkhas and ISD at first, and then Wong Kan Seng, the Home Affairs Minister for his mismanagement. Then the PM for being invisible. Then the old patriarch entered the arena and reiterated the blame on the custodians, and also with a new variable, complacency of the guards. Recently, MM Lee resumed the torch carrying and used the word “negligence” for the first time, and blamed Singaporeans for going soft and turning complacent in th thrust of his message. Singaporeans then blamed the MIW and the government lock, stock and barrel, forgetting that 66.6% chose to vote in this government for another term.
The blame formula is simple. Blame the custodians for the escape. If they had done their job competently, negligence would not have set in. Blame the security forces for the unsuccessful manhunt. If police and SAF had deployed resources more effectively in the hunt, Mas Selamat might have been caught by now. Blame the MIW for not taking responsibility. This is a sidetrack to the escape and manhunt but it reflects what kind of shirking politicians we might have. Blame Singaporeans for voting such people in.