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11 Year old Girl Missing

Postby ksl » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:33 am

I read this article on Saturday about the 11 year old girl in school uniform going missing early in the morning. I'm actually quite annoyed at the lack of news or possible interest in finding this wee girl.

I even went onto the missing persons website to seek more information and couldn't even find anything relating to the incident. Being a father with an 11 year old myself I am aware of the dangers even in Singapore. But surely in this day and age of internet, and direct mobile contact, it must be the easiest thing in the world to drum up support from the public to help in the search of missing kids.

Admittedly background information helps, as it could be a divorced couple with issues of child custody, however that is no excuse for such limited advertising support from local news papers. I do hope more can be done in the search of missing children more quickly as the time of the incident is relative to the success in locating the child.

I am writing this with the hope that some from the forum may work for the authorities and do something more positive to mobilise search parties as soon as possible, through mobile contact. This young girl went missing on the Monday apparently and not the Friday the 7th of October when it first came into the papers and news. Meaning she's been already missing a damn week almost.

Those with children that walk alone to school be warned and don't take it for granted that Singapore is a safe country, there has been 20 children missing since 2007 and little or no updates through newspapers, which is quite annoying that no updates are posted and the News articles are so small as if no one really cares, it appears cowboy builders get the front page news and the little girl gets a thumbnail picture in the middle of the paper!

http://news.xin.msn.com/en/singapore/ar ... id=5373198

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 6:52 am

I wonder how many times the kids has gone missing? :-|

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Postby boffenl » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 4:59 pm

It is very scary! From the land of the amber alert--the complacency and inaction on the part of all Singaporeans about missing people is shocking. A child missing is even more of a reason to be aggressive. Posters at MRT stops that passengers don't even read to a small bottom column with blurry photo in the Today paper won't cut it.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 5:00 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I wonder how many times the kids has gone missing? :-|


Which is alarming given that the size of Singapore makes surveillance easy.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 5:52 pm

Well, you must remember the entire HOME TEAM couldn't find a single man with a limp a couple years ago. :-|

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 5:57 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Well, you must remember the entire HOME TEAM couldn't find a single man with a limp a couple years ago. :-|


I don't know if I'll laugh or if I'll cry.

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Postby movingtospore » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 9:37 pm

3 young girls missing in as many months if you look at the SPF web site. Don't like the sounds of that at all. Or finding out about it on a message board...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:03 pm

Or the 4 bodies pulled from the reservoirs in as many weeks. What's this island coming too. :-|

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:08 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Or the 4 bodies pulled from the reservoirs in as many weeks. What's this island coming too. :-|


I'm thinking it's been like that for decades; it's just that with the internet, information spreads faster and wider.

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Postby boffenl » Wed, 12 Oct 2011 8:33 am

I think you're right Nakatago--but in this age of information there should be a HELL of a lot more info out there on these girls. Is it because they come from broken homes and are brown? Just makes the appearance of uncaring big brother seem even more appropriate somehow.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 12 Oct 2011 8:38 am

boffenl wrote:Is it because they come from broken homes and are brown? Just makes the appearance of uncaring big brother seem even more appropriate somehow.


Now, that just presents a sadder state of affairs. I'd say it's probable but I think the ones here longer AND more aware of what makes Singapore's society tick can say how likely it is.

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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:32 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Well, you must remember the entire HOME TEAM couldn't find a single man with a limp a couple years ago. :-|


What is infinitely worse is that the Malaysians caught him! :o
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Postby carteki » Wed, 12 Oct 2011 4:05 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Well, you must remember the entire HOME TEAM couldn't find a single man with a limp a couple years ago. :-|


What is infinitely worse is that the Malaysians caught him! :o


And they were convinced that he was still on the island, despite the fact that he'd actually left.

Thanks for the laugh :)

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Postby Manthink » Sun, 16 Oct 2011 9:17 pm

Singapore, sickman of Asia, coming near you, soon. :D


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