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Arthur Lim: Checkpoint breaches, riot inquiry reveal security gaps

Meanwhile, the ongoing inquiry into the Little India Riot also shows areas in urgent need of attention. For a start, the protocols in place may be too rigid. They may look good in theory, but when an actual situation arises, it could warrant immediate evaluation by first responders, who may want to act to contain the situation while awaiting backup. The Home Affairs Ministry should stand ready to support its officers on the ground and these officers should not be overly tied down by protocol as the situation evolves.

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The man in the golden Merc

After declaring that he was “deeply disappointed’’ with the first immigration breach which allowed a Malaysian woman to tour Singapore for days, DPM Teo Chee Hean has now given the ICA a “chiding’’ for the second breach on Friday. Anyway, that’s the word ST used in its headline to describe what DPM Teo thought of the breach in which a 65- year old man in a golden Merc drove through Woodlands with impunity.

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