..yes, lets put the blame on the parents..it is easier..after all they are not our children..and we are better parents for we do not have children who prefer a life on the streets rather than the safe sanctity of the home..never you mind we are never home..and home life to to our children is only interactions with the nanny and the cook, and perhaps, the driver..and perpetually on the net..for mom is seldom home..neither is dad..they are both busy with their career and the constant chase for the additional rm..
..we never asked whether it is the other way round..had it ever occurred to the Hon. Minister, that in some cases, it is the children who had abandoned their family?..what is a parent supposed to do if their child refused to continue schooling, refused to come home, and preferring instead a life on the streets?..and mom working as a cleaner in a hypermarket and dad a van driver pushing goods all over the place except home?..chained them and locked them in?..
..it is a difficult world that we are living..and for city dwellers who can barely make ends meet, harder..what with the cost of living skyrocketing along with the prices of basic necessities..
..it is a symptoms of a decaying society..removing the kids from the streets will only address the symptoms..but then, since when politicians can look beyond the rise of their eyebrow?....