Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Reuters says Mas Selamat escaped without trousers!

I'm sure by now most of you may have heard or read about how Mas Selamat escaped from the fortress that is the Whitley Road Detention Centre. The Committee of Inquiry (COI) on his escape concluded that he climbed out of the toilet window and limped his way to freedomland. Great! Blame it on the toilet window. So very Singapore. Read the executive summary of the findings here (in pdf). Watch the News 5 report here and here and an interactive timeline of his escape here.

Ok, I know some of you won't believe the government's story but it is definitely better than claims of Mas Selamat using black magic, Mas Selamat accidentally killed under custody or Mas Selamat escaping down the toilet bowl.

I was curious to find out how news agencies especially the foreign ones would report on this latest news about Mas Selamat so I went looking around and I found this headline used by Reuters:

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Mas Selamat escaped without trousers! Look it's scary enough having a dangerous man like Mas Selamat on the loose but without his trousers? Damn that makes it a whole lot scarier. Good one, Reuters! I think the headline is really funny and definitely much better than the CNN one that I reported in February.

Also read:
Mas Selamat Postcards
Play "Where's Mas Selamat?" Picture Game

11 comments:

Mr Big said...

They never say Mas Selamat escaped without trousers but with or without underwear??

ANG said...

I don't believe a word the gahmen say until they really do a public inquiry.

xXx said...

Oh that's why they sent out all the police and army to protect the nearby schools. They don't want kids to be scared by a trouserless terrorist. Hahaha!

Shy said...

Mas Selamat without trousers on is indeed a scary sight.

primus said...

i'm unhappy about the lack of real responsibility by the minister and the police.. those at the top must resign!

Anonymous said...

DON'T BELIEVE A SINGLE WORD THE GOVT SAY. THIS IS A COVERUP!

Rickie said...

Reuters says Mas Selamat escaped without trousers!

So did he go commando?

sifu said...

He is jungle trained...probably living in a condo made from dry leaves and coconut husks...in the middle of seletar forest...
of cos it's not govt fault for these lapses...camera that doesnt work,roof that higher than the barbed fence or no grill in toilet on a remand centre that housed terrorist that want to destroy lives by crashing a plane into Changi airport?

sarah said...

haha. this is damn hilarious! you're the best iz...as always ^_^

Sir Thomas said...

Bravo to the Singapore government. If this was in UK, we probably had our PM resigning.

Anonymous said...

juz admit lah that mas selamat has escaped to indonesia or malaysia

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