Dr. Tech Young Wee: Like a mad fever, I saw the blood-stained history of humanity streaming into that spartan room in Kabul.
Dr. Teck Young Wee: Ghulam’s father left his family of seven children for Iran more than 10 years ago, looking for work so as to be able to pay off his debts. He never returned to Afghanistan, and took a second wife in Iran.
Teck Young Wee: The more Singaporean and other coalition forces support military operations to identify and kill fighters in Afghanistan and elsewhere, the angrier these fighters will become. Bombing the IS ideology from skies far away from Singapore makes its followers more intensely vengeful. Everyone becomes more endangered.
Teck Young Wee: As Imal grew up, he kept asking his mother where his father was. His mother finally told Imal that his father had been killed by a drone when he was still a baby.
Dr. Teck Young Wee: I’ve often met precocious Afghan children who express cynicism and feel angry that they must wise up so quickly in a country where the Taliban’s or the U.S./NATO’s bombs might kill them.