It reported that some Malaysians made belachan (sambal chilli) using dye that may cause cancer. On reading the headline, my 1st thought is that, AVA should have that covered. The belachan that got into Singapore should not have that problem. Sure enough, it's reported in the article that ＡＶＡ ｈａｓ ｓａｉｄ ｔｈａｔ ｔｈｅｒｅ'ｓ ｎｏ ｐｒｏｂｌｅｍ ｗｉｔｈ ｔｈｅ ｂｅｌａｃｈａｎ ｉｎ Ｓｉｎｇａｐｏｒｅ． Ｓｔｒａｎｇｅｌｙ， ｗｈｅｎ Ｉ ｒｅａｄ ｔｈａｔ， Ｉ ｇｏｔ ２ｎｄ ｔｈｏｕｇｈｔｓ．
Ｔｈｅｒｅ'ｓ ａ ｓｔｒｉｎｇ ｏｆ ｕｎｆｏｒｔｕｎａｔｅ ｅｖｅｎｔｓ ｉｎ Ｓｉｎｇａｐｏｒｅ ｉｎ ｒｅｃｅｎｔ ｔｉｍｅｓ． Mas Selamat has escaped. Our MRT train got vandalized at the depot. Flood in Orchard Road. Jolly Hangman got published. Vignes Mourthi's case come to light. Looking at how the relevant people handle these crisis, I can't help having this feeling that, I know I could be wrong but I can't shake it off, they are more interested in keeping good public appearance than anything else. When something goes wrong, denial comes 1st. Pushing blame is next.
I sure hope I am reading too much into all these. I won't want to read about cancer causing belachan found in Singapore sometime in the near future.