4/22/2008

The Escape - An official version

Kan Seng called it a simple, silly and incredible truth. I was stunned by the simplicity of it all. If I know it is like that, I would rather let it be kept underwrap from the public. Honestly, I struggle to accept this truth. And I think every Singaporean will be bewilder by the revelation. One thing for sure, there was no attempt to window dress the facts. Otherwise all the gapping holes will be patched. It was a clumsy truth. That makes it more genuine and painful. The truth does not need to be elegant and watertight. Only in a movie or a novel will the truth be cleverly scripted. As they said, truth is more fictional than fiction. So Singaporeans will be left to wonder about this truth, to live with it or have their nightmares pondering over it. It will be the topic in everyone's lip for a long time to come. You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!

1 comment:

Matilah_Singapura said...

What's so surprising? A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

Mas Selamat beat the odds. He saw a security hole, an opportunity, and he took the shot. If your freedom depended on the slackness of your captors, you'd be looking for that opportunity too.

I'm not the least bit surprised. I would have done the same thing!