A man, who claims to work closely with the Singapore Police Force to keep commuters on the MRT safe, does not work for the Singapore Police Force (SPF), said an SPF spokesperson.
According to a Facebook video posted by netizen Eric, the man, who was dressed up as a security guard, allegedly tried to control traffic and direct commuters to move and make way for those alighting. When asked what he was doing, he told the netizen that he was working closely with the Singapore Police Force to help keep Singaporeans safe on the train.
The man also allegedly told commuters to look after their belongings, and even told female commuters to tell him if anyone "touched" them.
According to Eric, he also overheard the man saying over the phone: "Good evening, Sir. I want to report to you that the train is very safe now, no one is doing illegal things, can I end my work shift now?
A reader points out the hypocrisy of Vivian Balakrishnan's statement that "it is the height of national shame for the armed forces of any country to turn its arms against its own people."