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AETOS POLICEMEN DEPLOYED AT WOODLANDS CHECKPOINT DETAINED FOR PLANS TO FIGHT HOLY WAR IN SYRIA

24 year old Muhammad Khairul Mohamed, an auxiliary policeman deployed at Woodlands Checkpoint as an outrider was detained under the Internal Security Act for planning to travel to Syria to fight in the war. His colleague, 36 year old Mohamad Rizal Wahid who knew of his plans but failed to report to a superior officer or the authorities was similarly detained and put under restriction order for supporting Khairul.

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MALAYSIAN SECURITY GUARD MOLESTED WOMEN IN POLICE STATION?

An auxiliary police officer who asked women held at a police lock-up to show him their bras was jailed for six months on Friday. Malaysian Kalai Selvan Ramaiya, 28, was working for Aetos as an auxiliary police officer when he insulted the women's modesty at the Jurong police division lock-up on Oct 1 and 2 last year. He has left Aetos and is now unemployed. A court heard that a 41-year-old Indonesian woman was alone in the station cell on Oct 1 when Kalai Selvan bent down and spoke to her through a pigeon-hole although it was not necessary to do so for them to hear each other.

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Concerned over more outsourcing of Home Team services: Sylvia Lim

Madam, I am concerned about many Home Team uniformed services turning to outsourcing as a response to increasing demand for services and manpower shortages. For example, in October 2013, the SCDF added only four more emergency ambulances to increase its fleet to 50 vehicles, but doubled the number of private ambulances to 20. Today, the number of Auxiliary Police Officers stands at 6,000 officers, compared with over 8,000 regular officers in the Singapore Police Force. At the Woodlands checkpoint, APOs make up 20% of officers. Recently, the Prisons Act was amended to expand the role of APOs to allow them to conduct inmate escort and patrols within prison premises.

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