Tag Archives: Vandalism

“Fu*k the PAP” Graffiti vandals: Court to hear lawyer’s bid for access to teen client

The State Court is due to hear an application today for one of the five teens accused of vandalising a Toa Payoh HDB block to be allowed access to his lawyer. Defence counsel Choo Zheng Xi made the application when he could not get permission from the police to speak to his client last week. It is understood that he offered to meet the teen in the presence of the police so as not to affect investigations but this was also denied.

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MRT graffiti: An inside job?

DETAILED inspection of the perimeter fence at the Bishan depot, where an SMRT train was discovered vandalised, found no sign of any breach of entry. This has raised the possibility that the act was an inside job, sources familiar with the investigation told The Straits Times yesterday. The train was apparently spray-painted with graffiti between 1am and 5am on Monday, while it was parked - the third such incident in four years at an SMRT train depot.

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Teo Ho Pin, don’t try to fool us with your feeble answers

Dr Teo, can you please not change the subject or try to fool Singaporeans with your feeble answers that there was no security breach when a security breach indeed happened. The 5 kids managed to breach your 3 layers of security and if kids can overcome these measures, there is serious doubt as to how effective they are. Your answer shows that you, like many of your fellow MPs, are not in touch with the ground, that is to say you don’t know what is really happening. Singaporeans are starting to lose faith in PAP and your incoherent speech did nothing to reduce that but rather re-enforce why Singaporeans should not vote for PAP any more.

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Security breach: SMRT train vandalised yet again

An SMRT train was vandalised at the Bishan MRT Depot earlier this week. Police said they received a call on 5 May at 6.17am requesting for assistance at the depot located along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1. It is the second time SMRT trains at Bishan Depot have been vandalised. The first time was in August 2011.

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“Fuck the PAP” graffiti: Five youths charged for vandalism

Five 17-year-olds are set to be charged today (May 10) for their involvement in the rooftop graffiti case at Toa Payoh earlier this week. Profanities against the People’s Action Party and the police were found spray-painted in bright red along the rooftop of Block 85A at Toa Payoh Lorong 4 on Wednesday (May 7) morning, prompting a police investigation.

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POLICE ARREST FOUR BOYS FOR SUSPECTED VANDALISM IN PUNGGOL

Four boys, aged between nine and 10, were arrested on Tuesday afternoon for their alleged involvement in vandalism in Punggol Field. In one case, the "O$P$" call-sign - short for "owe money, pay money" and typical of loan sharks and runners - was spray-painted on a wall, in what may be an attempt at mimicry.

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Singaporeans behaving badly abroad

An article by an anonymous writer in one of Singapore’s blogs which unfairly commented on the boisterous behaviour of some Filipino domestic workers prompted me to share the following photos I recently took in Berlin. Each of these street arts was painted by internationally renowned artists invited in 1990 to express their thoughts following the fall of the Berlin Wall. This stretch of the Berlin Wall, managed by the East Side Gallery, was intended to be an open-air international memorial for freedom, and not a free-for-all graffiti space. Hence I would rather be in a bus with the boisterous Filipino domestic workers, then in a gallery with any of the three philistines. The Filipinos were behaving naturally abroad, as at home. But those three, who identified themselves as Singaporeans, were behaving badly in the extreme while abroad.

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