Sunday, 26 April 2015

Zhou Wei (24)

General Information- The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) has issued a circular to its staff advising them not to use a shortcut leading from Biopolis to Commonwealth MRT station, after one of its researchers was slashed there last Saturday night. 
- See more at: 
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/courts-crime/story/astar-researcher-stabbed-while-using-shortcut-20150423#sthash.TMxTnDT8.dpuf

My Response: 
  I feel that the it better to be safe than sorry. I think people should avoid places that is deserted or dimly lit as if anything happen, there will be be an eye witness during the scene and nobody to come and help you should anything bad happen. If they are at a more crowded place, the crowd will be able to help as someone can come and help the situation, people will also not do bad things under everybody's eyes. Even if you are short of time or wanting to rush somewhere, you should still take the safer way as life is more important. This news is a good example of what I said. I also think that maybe the government might want have more police potrolling the deserted area as since it is deserted, the chances of crime happening will be high and with little police force, the crimes will not be able to be seen or noticed and the bad guy will not be arrested. People would usually pick a place like the one in the news to do bad things thus this will help to reduce the number of crimes. I also feel that is also important to go to a place brightly lit especially at night as you will be able to people better and able to avoid trouble and see the possible criminals faces better.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with Zhou Wei's point that it is definitely better to be safe than sorry. Especially girls, should avoid dark or not crowded places. Even if we are rushin to elsewhere and are tempted to take the shortcut, still, taking the safer route still guarantees our safety. Who knows what are the possibiities of being unsafe in an uncrowded place? Also, low crime does not mean no crime so we should not take advantage of the low crime rate.

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