State-approved killings have always been challenged — whether it is the purposeful murder of perceived enemies in war, or the dubious executions of those on death row in the name of punishment or deterrence.
But it is perhaps Yueyue's death which casts a more intense light on we as a society and on our collective humanity. We may point the finger at the passersby who chose not to care as the little girl laid on the street dying. But as my friend, filmmaker Martyn See, asked on his Facebook page, with a reference to those incarcerated under the Internal Security Act (ISA): "Outraged by the video of bleeding toddler ignored? Did you do anything when your fellow citizens were detained and tortured by the State?"
The above article was written by Andrew Loh for Yahoo Singapore. Read it here: The greatest loss is what dies in us.