Tag Archives: POLICE

Murder, he solves: ASP Roy Lim will work round the clock to beat crime

There is no typical workday for the 42-year-old detective from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Earlier this month, he helped to nab the two suspects involved in the kidnap of the Sheng Siong supermarket chief's mother. It led to 39 officers, two police departments and four units being honoured with the Minister for Home Affairs Operational Excellence Award.

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GILBERT GOH: THIS IS THE FIRST EVENT WHERE WE EXPERIENCED ACTIVE POLICE INTERVENTION

When the idea to burn an effigy was botched, there was the expected resistance from the group as no one has done it before and the usual question was - is it legal? I couldn't find anything on effigy burning on the internet here and to me if there is no law against it there is this grey area that we could breach. No one in our five decades of PAP's rule has ever burn an effigy in Singapore before! Of course, burning an effigy in Singapore is a serious business especially when you can still be fined for drinking water in our modern sparkling clean trains. So we approached this with alot of caution and apprehension.

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Police awarded for efforts In Kidnap Case

Two police departments, four police units and 39 police officers were presented the Minister for Home Affairs Operational Excellence Awards this morning for the kidnap case which occurred last Thursday. This is in recognition of their outstanding performance and excellent teamwork in the rescue of an elderly kidnap victim and arrest of two men in relation to the kidnapping case.

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Former Straitstimes Editor: I have so many “whys” today after reading the newspapers…

WHY did the media - and the G - see the need to run the G response to an NYT article on the Little India riot when chances are that not many people here have read it? And why does the G insist on the publication of its response when it is not about a "right of reply'' to correct factual inaccuracies but its OWN analysis of facts (that the COI hasn't even ascertained!) Sorry but the media has a right to reject opinions you know..

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Do not penalise all drinkers because of a few troublemakers

Golden Mile Complex, for example, does not have such problems and Thai workers have been here for years to help build our roads and buildings. Foreign workers like to have a drink and have nowhere else to go, so why restrict or ban them, and others, from drinking in public? It is the job of the police to ensure safety here.

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Sheng Siong kidnapping: The two sides of ‘Sheng Siong Ma’

Some describe her as a polite but very private person who hardly interacts with them. Each morning, she can be seen tending to her plants in front of her home, pausing occasionally to greet passing neighbours with a "Hello".But the veil of anonymity disappears just across the road, in a Housing Board enclave near Hougang Avenue 2 and 8. Here, among shopkeepers and hawkers alike, Madam Ng is known as "Sheng Siong Ma", or the mother of the supermarket chain founded by her son Lim Hock Chee.

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Basic salary rate is a good start, but does not go far enough

The causes of the Little India riot are of course many and I do not want to over simplify the problem. That being said, I sincerely believe that chronic frustration over their working conditions are a significant part of the equation. It is therefore crucial to address the needs of our construction workers too. In the words of labour activist, Jolovan Wham: “I think it’s a good first step, but this should pave the way for legislation to be enacted eventually… Such a basic wage should apply to sectors like construction, marine and services, for instance, and also apply to workers of all nationalities.”

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