How do I feel of the hostage crisis that took place in Manila Philippines on Monday and the aftermath?
I am of course, saddened and angered at how the whole tragedy played out.
I empathize and sympathize with the Hong Kong government, its people and the victims. I have lived too long in Singapore to know that a government must take responsibility and not distance itself from such an ugly situation.
I am disappointed with how Ninoy Aquino handled the situation. He should have been involved in this from the start, he should have kept in contact with the HK government and its people.
It was bad form for him to smile at a press conference addressing the situation.
I am angered over the way how the police handled it. Yes they were unequipped and untrained but that's no excuse. Civilian lives were at stake, get them out. That should be their uppermost concern. It was frustrating to watch it played out live.
I am livid at how some people treat this so lightly.
And I don't know if I should be amused or alarmed at this.
One thing for sure, I'd knock their heads together. Idiots.