In a bizzare turn of events, my friend Isaiah became a victim of road rage in of all places, Singapore! While details are sketchy, the assault took place in broad daylight and none of the bystanders even called the police. Isaiah blacked out twice and had to run away to the nearest 7/11 just to call for help. The biggest surprise was how the police simply took statements from everyone and let the caucasian attackers go free, while Isaiah had to be sent to the hospital via ambulance.
While my buddy Greg has the whole story, this part stuck me hardest:
This is F##$%ing bizarre! Singapore is the premiere “authoritarian” state known for its draconian laws etc and the bastard just walks off after assaulting somebody in broad view of the public! Its been 48 hours and the police haven’t even gotten in touch with him to follow up on the case. In fact they told him to go see them at the station when he gets discharged.
WTF, its not like its some street brawl between some kids or something, this is a clear case of assault and there were at least 2 witnesses at the scene who gave statements.
Is this normal police procedure or is something really amiss?
Read Greg’s personal account here and tell us what you make of it…
UPDATE: Isaiah just came out from hospital. He has a good lawyer working on it and The New Paper will be publicizing the case.
UPDATE 2: It’s ironic that Isaiah found this Singapore-related news article “Learner drivers to get ‘road rage’ practice“.