calugaruvaxile wrote:noo, i'm still trying to understand why did they tried to stop the ah beng there. this pretty much triggered the whole story. the guy didn't look a terrorist to me, so he was no threat to the guests. if they suspected him of other things, they should have discreetly followed him and take him down somewhere else, not start the fireworks there.
Ah, firstly he wasn't an Ah Beng, he was a Mat !!
I lived somewhere, where people found innovative way to self destruct, including a motor bike guy who managed to flip off a armoured 300 SL, and kill all inside. And almost all other delivery folks were everyday normal folks, including a pregnant lady.
So with the security being on high alert, a driver not listening, and then trying to drive off, and then hoping not to get shot, well, that's an extremely wishful thinking.
In other countries, when there is a security cordon, normally there will be a couple of armoured cars with the gun manned, and you will get blasted to bits before you know it. Rather blow the intruder than find out his favorite colours and food, if he can't understnad stop means stop, Vs the driver dead and another injured and the other one not even scratched.
And in Singapore, if you see a security stop with tent etc, you gotta be really off your rocker to not understand that it is not a normal drink/driving check, and there is some serious s**t going on.