Tag Archives: Tan Chu Seng

[YOUR LETTERS] WHAT IS ICA AND TEO CHEE HEAN DOING ABOUT THE WOODLANDS CHECKPOINT LEAKED VIDEO?

I understand that due process must take place and it might not be so soon for the offender to be charged and convicted. But more than 40 days later, ICA still has not come clean with the public how the video of the Mercedes crashing through the barrier was leaked online. You mean the Government needs more than a month to find out who leaked the video when only ICA personnel can enter the Ops room and only so many officers can retrieve the video? This boils down to either incompetency or a total lack of transparency on the part of ICA. It is time DPM Teo Chee Hean come clean with Singaporeans.

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Malaysian jailed for failing to stop at Woodlands checkpoint — the third person caught in four months

A district court heard that Koh was driving to a temple in Johor Baru on April 13 when he lost his way and found himself at the Johor Baru (Malaysia) Immigration checkpoint. He told an immigration officer that he wanted to U-turn back towards Malaysia and that he did not have his passport with him. The officer told him to report to the Malaysian police near the Malaysian immigration checkpoint. But instead, he drove towards Woodlands checkpoint and joined the queue at the arrival car section.

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Singapore Border Security Bypassed Once, Twice …

Less than two months after a Malaysian motorist breached security at Singapore’s Woodlands immigration checkpoint, another Malaysian driver blitzed past the same border crossing over the weekend. Tan Chu Seng, 64, drove a gold-colored Mercedes Benz sedan through the checkpoint located at the city-state’s northern fringe on Saturday at roughly 4 p.m. local time, police and border authorities said. Mr. Tan, a permanent resident in Singapore, sped over a security barrier and evaded immigration officers who were trying to block his car.

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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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