Tag Archives: ICA

FORMER ICA OFFICERS JAILED FOR GRAFT

Two former Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) specialists were each jailed for four months on Thursday for accepting bribes from their then colleague to facilitate the granting of social visit passes for foreigners to enter Singapore. Mohamed Nazrul Noor Mohamed, 34, and Lukmanulhakim Samsun, 29, were also ordered to pay a penalty of $100 and $50 respectively.

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SINGAPORE POLICE PRESS RELEASE – MAN ARRESTED FOR BOMB HOAX CALL

Police have arrested a 41-year-old man for making a bomb threat call to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Operations Room located at Woodlands Checkpoint. On 27 January 2014 at about 5.54am, ICA received a call via its Woodlands Checkpoint Operations Room from a male voice claiming that he is a Singaporean who stays in Malaysia and has to travel frequently into Singapore. The caller expressed his frustration over the traffic congestion at the Causeway over the past few days and he threatened to send a bomb to Woodlands Checkpoint before ending the telephone call.

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Trespass incident: MPs call for review of border security

Urging the authorities to review and step up border security, Members of Parliament (MPs) yesterday expressed shock and disappointment at the recent breach at the Woodlands Checkpoint, which saw a Malaysian woman drive into Singapore, evade immigration clearance and stay here for three days before she was arrested for trespassing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The woman has been charged with criminal trespass and has been remanded at the Institute of Mental Health for psychiatric evaluation, the police said.

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WOODLANDS CHECKPOINT: 1500 GOALKEEPERS GUARDING SINGAPORE’S LAST LINE OF DEFENCE

Woodlands Checkpoint commander Ong Choon Beng has 1,500 goalkeepers at his disposal. That is how he refers to his team of Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers, who keep a clean sheet for Singapore the way world- class Dane Peter Schmeichel did at football giants Manchester United. But one miss is enough to undermine years of vigilance. "You can be Peter Schmeichel and save 10,000 goals, but let one through and people say you're kayu (Malay word for 'wooden' meaning silly)," says Assistant Commissioner Ong.

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What is happening to my country?

I am beginning to feel despondent about Singapore, the country that gave me so many opportunities to build my home, educate my children and lead a safe and secure life. But in the last few years I am seeing a different Singapore, one that moves clumsily from one error to another with alarming regularity. The system is creaking, even cracking. The journey down the slippery slope started in 2008 when the country’s most wanted man, terrorist Mas Selamat, slipped out of a detention centre in the simplest of ways – by jumping out of a toilet window.

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Shame on the Home team

Now is as good a time to do so given the tragic-comedy over the past few days involving a Malaysian woman driver who “slipped’’ through Woodlands checkpoint. Now I would have thought that border security would have been stepped up over the year, given that our neighbours in the north have let out those it had detained without trial. Surely, we need an even stronger perimeter to prevent undesirables from entering?

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Crazy Malaysian Woman Evades Woodlands Checkpoint Security and Forced Way into MFA

A 27-year-old Malaysian woman was yesterday (Jan 20) arrested at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) for criminal trespass. “The subject had managed to leave the Checkpoint without being stopped, as the officers-in-charge did not immediately raise the alarm. By the time the alarm was raised two minutes later, efforts to locate the car in Woodlands Checkpoint were unsuccessful despite an immediate lock down of the arrival car zone,” said the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Police in a joint statement today.

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S$1.4m worth of contraband cigarettes seized

Four Malaysian men were Monday (Jan 13) each sentenced between 34 and 36 months’ jail each for their involvement in contraband cigarettes. The four men were arrested last Saturday after 14,999 cartons of contraband cigarettes worth S$1.4 million were seized, marking this the third largest seizure of contraband cigarettes in four years. The duty and Goods and Services Tax evaded exceeded S$1.1 million. Last Friday, the Singapore Customs and the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority conducted checks on a 12m container upon its arrival at the Tanjong Pagar scanning station. Checks revealed duty-unpaid cigarettes hidden in 16 pallets of board partitions.

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FREE PR GIVEN OUT TO FOREIGN STUDENTS

Moving forward today in 2014, my understanding is that they had stop giving out PR to polytechnic students but I simply cannot confirm they stop doing so for university students. From my deduction, the PR title is given out in order for them to clear their bonds without hassle on the grants they took from taxpayers' money, allows employers hire them cheap without the need for any long term employment passes thus depriving Singaporeans of their PMET jobs and for Singapore to appear business-friendly.

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4 former ICA officers charged with corruption

Four former officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) were charged today (Jan 9) with accepting bribes for facilitating or granting visit passes that would allow foreigners to prolong their stay in Singapore.

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