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S’poreans react to Khoo Teck Puat shooting, injured police officer taken to Tan Tock Seng hospital for treatment

S’poreans react to Khoo Teck Puat shooting, injured police officer taken to Tan Tock Seng hospital for treatment

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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A 24-year-old Singaporean man, who had been arrested by the police, tried to escape from Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) when getting medical attention there and snatched the revolver of the police officer who tried to stop him.

Three shots were fired and the police officer who was shot in the struggle was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for immediate hand microsurgery and is now in stable condition.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “When I have an emergency, I would go to Tan Tock Seng Hospital because it appears to be a genuine hospital where people get treated.”
Kwa Noh Koon, 49-year-old telemarketer

 

sian-half-uncle “Maybe the arrested guy grabbed the policeman’s gun because he was frustrated as he felt the real doctors were at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.”
Boh Cheng Hu, 62-year-old hawker

 

happy-bird-girl “Thank goodness the injured police officer was attended to in time in a hospital that had an ambulance to ferry him to another hospital.”
Teo Cheng, 20-year-old school dropout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans yearn for the days when people can earn a living without shooting another person to death

S’poreans yearn for the days when people can earn a living without shooting another person to death

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Gun violence increased by 100 percent overnight.

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One day after the fatal shooting of a suspected drug trafficker by the police near Shangri-La Hotel, Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have spent their mollycoddled existence feeling safe and secure like fluffy cotton candy in plastic packaging, have come out to express their desire to go back to the days where people can earn a living without shooting another person to death.

One such Singaporean, Hor Yee See, said: “This shooting really marks a turning point in Singapore’s history as gun violence inexplicably increased by 100 percent overnight.”

“I really hope to see the day when Singaporeans can earn a living and go to work without having to pull out a revolver and squeeze one out.”

“May the remainder of this year be a period of intense national soul-searching. Let the healing begin.”

Other Singaporeans said the glory days of non-gun violence was between 2008 and 2015 when the last time the police had to open fire was seven years ago, which involved a knife-wielding man who continued to advance on an officer at Outram Park MRT station.

Another Singaporean, Xiang Bu Kai, said: “Something must have been going on in those last seven years for things to take a turn for the worst like this.”

“Our society needs to work hard together to bring down this level of gun violence to its lowest possible level again, or else, I cannot imagine how the police must show up to work everyday thinking, ‘This might just be the day I have to use my weapon’.”

“Because the first thing he should really consider using is his baton to non-fatally beat the daylights out of anyone to control the situation, so that he doesn’t have to live with the moral implications of having to kill someone just to bring home the bacon.”

“But it’s a cool story to be able to tell your kids and friends, like, ‘Hey, I shot someone in the first before’.”

 

What Singaporeans think about the shooting:

S’poreans react to fatal shooting near Shangri-La Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans react to fatal shooting near Shangri-La Hotel

S’poreans react to fatal shooting near Shangri-La Hotel

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

#SLD15: Our reporter Pichayada Promchertchoo updates us on the scene near Shangri-La hotel after an incident this morning led police to shoot dead one person; 2 others were detained. http://bit.ly/1HW6tEp

Posted by Channel NewsAsia Singapore on Saturday, May 30, 2015

 

A man was shot dead and two others were detained in an incident at 4.36 am on Sunday near the Shangri-La hotel, where the ongoing Shangri-La Dialogue is being held. This after the driver suddenly accelerated the vehicle crashing through police barricades towards Anderson Road after being asked to open the car boot for checks.

Substances believed to be drugs were later found on one of the persons detained.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “The suspected drug traffickers should have read the newspapers about Shangri-La Dialogue, planned ahead and taken a different route.”
Hor Yee See, 49-year-old coffee shop assistant

 

sian-half-uncle “The reporter is kind of cute.”
Zhen Ke Ai, 62-year-old retiree

 

happy-bird-girl “There goes the 24-hour drug delivery service in Singapore.”
Xi Bai Fen, 20-year-old clubber