The Canny Ong rape and murder case has virtually gripped the attention of the nation even until today. It has also thrown a spotlight on the crime of RAPE. This has actually led to the government increasing the penalty for rape. Unfortunately, it has caused many people to come up with all sorts of "solutions" to prevent this incident from ever happening again. Solutions like equipping shopping complexes and public car parks with tons of close circuit cameras and employing legions of security guards, etc... You will also note the sheer PROLIFERATION of tips on how girls can defend themselves and exhortations by various parties for girls to learn self-defence or better still, how to castrate a horny male in 5 seconds... or something to that effect! Naturally, being a sex crime, it has also led to certain parties condemning the "sick" and "depraved" nature of all "MEN". There are also many who blamed the prevalence of illegal pornographic material as the cause of such sadistic behaviour. These are just some of the many accusations being thrown around in the media and by the public. Sad to say... All this is NOT going to solve anything at all. Mark my words. Within 6 months, there won't be anyone watching the thousands of close circuit cameras installed in the large shopping complexes and car parks. Within 6 months, there won't be any legion of security guards peeling their eyes for potential rapists. Within 6 months, it will be business as usual for the rapists and rapist-wannabes. Why? Cause the GOVERNMENT and the public have not quite seem to have understood anything in the Canny Ong case. That's only my opinion, of course and you are most welcomed to argue this with me! But from what I can tell, they seem to be missing the point. The crux of the issue. So, if they are barking up the wrong tree, how the heck can they solve anything??? Why am I saying that they are barking up the wrong tree? Well, IMHO, the Canny Ong case isn't as simple as it seems. Let's take a look at some points. 1. Canny was a black-belt Taekwondo expert so she was WELL prepared to defend herself. 2. She let the suspect drive her car! 3. Both of them drove around town for 4-5 hours! 4. They stopped twice and she never took the opportunity to run away! 5. When they were stopped by the police, she did NOT even tried to signal to them that she was in danger! 6. The suspect actually came OUT of the car to ask for directions!!! She could have easily have ran out and SCREAMED for help.. but no, she did NOT do that. Isn't it obvious that the Canny Ong case isn't as simple as it seems??? Unfortunately, the government and the public are obviously avoiding the issue, either intentionally or unintentionally. It seems to me that everyone prefers to label this as a neat rape and murder case, instead of delving deeper. Perhaps, they suspect they might not like what they find. Perhaps the case is a useful tool for certain parties to further their agenda. But one thing's for sure... Everyone is doing Canny Ong an injustice by not following the trial of evidence she left and finding out WHAT EXACTLY happened to her. I welcome any discussion on the Canny Ong case here. Doesn't matter if you agree with me or not!