I am surprised that we have already engaged in a blame game, despite not knowing all the facts of the case yet, and more importantly with the alleged suspect still at large!
Let our leaders and civil servants do what they must. The priority to locate and apprehend the suspect over rides all others for now. In due course, we shall have ALL of the answers (and it is your duty to ask of it), because anything short of that will clearly be incomprehensible and totally unacceptable.
Only then can we seek to have the relevant people involved (and yes, that includes our dear minister) to take responsibility for this entire fiasco. For now, let them have the "smirk".