Unk Dicko's Comments:
With the arrest of this 9th murder suspect only one more remain outstanding. It won't be too long before he too will be nabbed. Our police field and special operations officers must be commended for tracking this latest fugitive down. We are right now into the month of December where large numbers of students and teens will be out of their schools and homes...and spending a lot of time outside. Parents should be concerned enough to know not just where their kids are but WHAT they are doing and with WHOM they are spending their time, WHOM are they associating with.
All those involved in the gang killing at DTE and in the gang attack at Bukit Panjang came from homes and families. Most have parents, grandparents and other family members WHO COULD HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE to all those detained and charged had they taken serious pre-emptive action earlier. Perhaps,the schools or institutions they went to could also have worked more closely with the police and especially the SSB to identify, refer and take serious action. Much more can be done by many.
But the important fact remains...the individual boy or girl who has chosen to travel on this slippery path of youth gangs, secret societies and crime...on a one way ticket to hell, has only himself to blame. In the several years before a samseng kia is arrested and charged for serious crimes, he MUST HAVE HAD SEVERAL WARNINGS and CAUTION while he was still a minor and in school...about his potential for wrongdoing and his gang activity. The question is whether there was any proper follow-up action regarding all this warnings to the PARENTS and other police agencies. And if there was, what follow-up action was carried out and re-communicated to the parents and the schools.