The Singapore slash files

When one thinks of Singapore, plenty of adjectives come to mind - clean and green, the garden city, a safe haven, to name a few. However, given the recent spate of teenage violence, our synonymous identification with safety is now under question.

 

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Singapore slash reports continues

Is Singapore becoming unsafe? Why are there so many slashings?

When one thinks of Singapore, plenty of adjectives come to mind – clean and green, the garden city, a safe haven, to name a few. However, given the recent spate of  teenage violence, our synonymous identification with safety is now under question.

For the unaware, in the last one month, we’ve seen 4 brutal attacks in Singapore.

  • October 30th: 18-year-old Darren Ng Wei Jie was hacked by choppers in cold blood and in front of shocked passers-by at the resort and amusement park in Pasir Ris.

Source:STOMP

  • November 8th: 7 youths brandishing chopping knives went on a slashing rampage at Bukit Panjang. In the process, an 8 year old got caught in the middle,but thankfully escaped unhurt.

 

  • November 18th:  Three thugs mercilessly attack a 17-year-old boy, slashing his face and body at Ang Mo Kio.

 

  • November 24th: 7 youths at Teck Whye attack an auxiliary policeman for trying to squeeze past them.