Father of the deceased, Rick Todd promised, "Our next step from today is using the court of public opinion," and he is delivering the goods. The material sent to Associated Press includes some pictures not made available in the extensive coverage given by the 149th ranked local rag. Quite plausibly, they fear falling short of the regulatory framework misinformation minister Yaacob Ibrahim had in mind when he told the BBC that the Media Development Authority (MDA) regulations are crafted in "the interest of ordinary Singaporeans" to enable them to "read the right thing".
Rightly or wrongly, it looks suspiciously like the ultimate cover up. Use your own eyes, before you have to be licensed to be permitted to make your own observations.
In the light of so many discrepancies, why couldn't the jaundiced judicials have prepared to come away with an open verdict? That way, no one wins, but no one loses either. In death there's no need for a victor.
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