The Singapore Police Force (SPF) finally solved a missing persons case after 13 years. Ms Felicia Teo Wei Ling was reported missing back on 30 Jun 2007 after visiting the Marine Terrace apartment of two male “friends” in the wee hours of the morning. The SPF initially interviewed these men but they claimed Ms Teo had left the flat in the wee hours. No other incriminating evidence was found after the flat and CCTVs were searched.
According to the state media, SPF will “regularly review” missing persons cases. For over a decade, the officers who reviewed the case could not find any further leads. It was only after Ms Teo’s case was handed over for the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to review in July 2020 that new leads surfaced.
CID officers managed to link one of Ms Teo’s possessions to the accused Ahmad Danial Mohamed Rafa’ee, who was one of the two “friends” in the Marine Terrace apartment. He has been arrested while the other suspected accomplice Ragil Putra Setia Sukmarahjana is allegedly not in Singapore.
While some have sung praises about the police solving this case, many discerning netizens have expressed their disbelief over the SPF’s incompetence. In particular, many netizens questioned why the CID was not involved in this case until much later.
Perhaps their SOP needs to change.