Thursday, March 10, 2005

Casino anybody?

Borrowed this link from Ningx's blog.

I think any decent person in Singapore has been aware and affected by the recent tragic event that happened here two days ago. A man, 40 years old, killed his entire family and jumped to his death. The victims include his wife, his 11 year old son and his 4 year old daughter. And I just learnt that his family and I attended the same church. May God forgive him and have mercy on his soul.

For the past two days, the media has painted a picture of a man ridden with unimaginable debts, came to the end of his wits, and decided to kill himself and his family to escape all his problems. Apparently, he was a gambling addict and was unable to control himself. As a result, he owed an enormous amount of money which he is unable to pay.

It was reported that he frequents, among other places, the Genting casinos to feed his gambling addiction. I wonder the government took note of that little detail of the story in our heated Casino/ No Casino debate. Of course, it does not mean that everybody who goes into the casino will start killing their families and jumping off buildings, but still, it speaks of the potential tragedies that will come if the casino is built here.

But my bet is that the govt will go ahead with the plan and have the casino built. Why? Because they want to improve the economy of Singapore. Because money rules. Because money negates all other potential problems that the casino may bring.

Money is "biggest".


Blogger TriplePeriod said...

Yeah, think its a done deal for the money. Gambling is already everywhere as it is. The gambling cruise, illegal dens(if u know where to find it), nearby countries. Its a matter of, if we don't earn it, they still will. So, we might jolly well start saving up for the chips.

10:45 pm  
Blogger Guojun said...

TP> Pardon me but I dun agree with with you. We do not have to commit the mistakes other people are making. But that's only my opinion.

9:18 am  

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