Posts Tagged ‘security

Are PAP Ministers Cocky?

June 4, 2012

Do you know what’s the difference between a Singapore Minister and a Malaysian one apart from pay which the whole world knows the former beats the latter hands down? The stark difference is how they each reach out to the ordinary man in the street. In Singapore our Ministers put on airs, are unapproachable and […]

Auxiliary Police join fight against terrorism: why not regular police force?

March 18, 2012

I am surprised to learn that the Auxilliary Police are now being trained to fight terrorism and not the regular police force. The Auxiliary Police’s responsibilities include manning the checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas as well as the airports. At the airport their duty is to check boarding, staff passes and valid entry passes. There […]

DBS ATM thefts: crime waiting to happen

January 14, 2012

What’s Singapore coming to many of my friends ask. Now hogging the news is the great DBS ATM fraud coming on the heels of the MRT breakdowns, Orchard Road floods (or is it ponding as PUB would like us to believe?), debate over the incredible ministerial and presidential salaries, the escape of terrorist mastermind Mas […]

Review of MRT breakdowns: security concerns

December 22, 2011

MRT commuters are often urged to look out for suspicious-looking persons or articles. Sometimes I wonder what such people look liOke. I doubt many of us know the  body language of a would-be terrorist.  After what happened in England and Spain, we can conclude that terrorists find transport systems very vulnerable targets. Frankly I don’t […]

MRT breakdown: security issues as well?

December 17, 2011

First, two guys breached SMRT depot and displayed their artistic talent by spray painting graffiti on the train carriages.  It was a wake-up call to SMRT that its security set-up was lax. And that to me at the time I felt had wider implications on MRT’s general security.  And now another SMRT train breakdown, affecting […]

Taxi driver rams 10 cars:   Disappointingly  slow police action

December 15, 2011

I read with utter incredulity that a taxi driver had the luxury of time to smash into ten vehicles, among them five ComfortDelGro taxis, across Singapore. All this without being arrested till two hours later.  The immediate question that most of us will ask is why it took the police so long to arrest the […]

Man killed in Ang Mo Kio Park: why police patrols missing? Part 2

June 8, 2011

Allow me to share my experience about police patrols in Japan on a recent visit (before the earthquake and tsunami). Because of a disappointing lack of police patrols in Singapore, I noticed these things. In Tokyo and other big cities, I noticed small police posts everywhere, even in public parks. I  was surprised to see […]

Singapore MRT vs Bangkok MRT Security Measures

January 4, 2011

Travelling on our usually packed MRT these days, the unthinkable has often crossed my minds, and i have no doubt others’ as well. I’m talking about security on our trains which at present doesn’t inspire confidence. Transport systems, trains and buses in particular, are soft targets as borne out by the terrorist strikes in Spain […]

Singapore MRT and buses: more should be done to beef up security?

January 3, 2011

In the wake of the bomb blast outside a church in Alexandria, Egypt, an MFA spokesman said, ‘The incident is another sombre reminder that terrorism continues to remain a serious threat and all countries have to remain vigilant and take tough counter-terrorist action in the fight against this scourge.’ Indeed, we’ve been warned that Singapore is […]

Oliver Fricker, MRT vandal: impact on Singapore security

August 11, 2010

 Travelling on the Singapore MRT these days, I have noticed a few changes which bode well for commuters. Firstly, there are police patrols which were  rare sights before. This inspires confidence but they should not huddle together in such a big group but patrol in twos or singly. I would like to see officers trained […]