Tag Archives: TEO CHEE HEAN

[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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DEAD INMATE’S MOTHER IS HAPPY WITH GOVERNMENT COMPENSATION

The mother of an inmate who died in Changi Prison has withdrawn her appeal for a second inquest into her son's death following an "amicable settlement" with the Government. On Wednesday, Madam Selvi's lawyer M. Ravi told the appeals court that "parties have arrived at an amicable settlement" and she was withdrawing her appeal. Senior State Counsel Tai Wei Shyong had no objections. Madam Selvi was not in court but Mr Ravi said she was "quite happy" with the settlement.

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[YOUR LETTERS] PINOYS POLICE PRIME MINISTER

Do the Pinoys really think that they can do as they please in Singapore to the extent of disregarding our Public Order Act which stipulates that a permit is required for any type of public assembly or procession? And they even intend to draw a crowd of 10,000 when it illegal even for one person to protest outside of Hong Lim Park. If it is so easy to just organise a gathering in Singapore (outside of Hong Lim Park), then our opposition politicians like Chee Soon Juan and activists like Gilbert Goh will have a field day organising protests every single day already lah!

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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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Driver nabbed in another checkpoint incident

A 33-year-old Malaysian man was arrested yesterday for trying to evade immigration clearance at Woodlands Checkpoint, slightly more than one week after a similar incident occurred. In response to MediaCorp Radio’s queries, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said the man was unable to produce his travel document when he was at the Arrival car counter at about 10.45am yesterday.

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FORMER POLICE OFFICER: I DO NOT RESPECT THE NEW POLICE OFFICERS ANYMORE

When I joined the police force in 1983 with full A level qualification, I had to start off as a police constable. After 7 years, I got my corporal rank. Another 3 years of hell in investigation before I was given the Sgt rank. Today, the ranks are given freely as if it’s lelong sale in a pasar malam. When I had my recent encounter with the young police Sgt and a corporal, I had a hard time telling them that I could write a better statement rather than him recording my statement. But they refused and accused me of interfering in their police investigation! What a langgar situation. My respect for those newly minted police officers is lost.

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Little India Riot: Accused ‘waiting for his brother’

DSP Subramaniam, who took the witness stand on Tuesday, admitted he could not identify the accused in court. He also testified that he ordered the arrest of a man he believed to be Thavamani after the worker disobeyed police orders and "was insistent" in going down Belilios Road - an area which was being cleared by the police. The man was "becoming agitated, his tone grew louder, and he was adamant that he wanted to enter", said the DSP. He added that he was "certain that he (Thavamani) made no mention" of a lost brother.

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SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE: HIRING OF POLICE OFFICERS

Beyond this, the SPF also ensures that recruited officers are able to carry out their duties effectively through a robust six-month training programme for police officers and nine months for senior officers. We will continue to recruit good candidates from various talent pools, such as graduating students from the polytechnics and junior colleges, and mid-career job switchers, to meet our manpower requirements.

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IN DEFENCE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR

I frequently interview doctors and healthcare professionals at SGH as part of my work. Their schedules are packed and if they're senior staff, they're often roped in to several committees, while having to juggle clinic duty, research and teaching. Once, I interviewed a senior doctor whose clinic duty load was so heavy that he didn't have time for lunch. Still, he made time for me at 4pm and answered my questions graciously, while wolfing down a cold sandwich. And I almost always leave the interviews with a deep sense of appreciation for these people who can have a much cushier life in the private sector and earn a heck of a lot more, but stay because they have a heart for service.

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