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NUS student allegedly stalked woman and trespassed into her property on campus

A NUS student allegedly committed offences, including stalking a woman and trespassing into her property on campus. Ong Jing Xiang, now 25, had been handed three charges earlier this year – one count each of harassment, criminal trespass…

MRT, bus commuters could be subject to frisk searches under proposed laws

Commuters taking the bus or train here could be subject to frisk searches by police officers and other “senior approved persons” under proposed laws introduced in Parliament on Mon. Under the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, a “frisk search”…

Bill for rollout of nationwide parcel network passed as Govt addresses security and accessibility concerns

The authorities are developing security guidelines and other requirements for the rollout of the nationwide parcel locker network, said Senior Minister of State for MCI Sim Ann in Parliament on Mon. She said her ministry is working closely…

Police, churches beef up security for Easter; worshippers asked to be ‘alert but not alarmed’

SPF and some churches in Singapore have bolstered security measures for the Easter weekend, in the light of a suicide attack on an Indonesian church on Sun as well as two foiled terror plots in the Republic in…

X-ray scans, body checks among security measures at selected MRT stations from April 1

Enhanced security screening will be introduced at selected MRT stations from Apr 1. Checks similar to those at airports, which include metal detector scans and X-ray scans, will be conducted at random, LTA said in a FB post…

Why do some Singaporeans treat security officers and maids badly?

A year ago, the phrase “circuit breaker” was introduced to the Singaporean lexicon as a means to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Our daily routines have all but permanently changed, if not been inconvenienced. Social angst and tensions in…

Abuse of security officers in Singapore has surged 30% since Covid-19: Survey

The abuse of security officers at work, mostly verbal, has surged nearly one-third since the Covid-19 pandemic began, with much of it coming from members of the public, a survey has found. Despite this, job satisfaction remained high…

Man admits trespassing into NUS hall to steal student’s sex toy after following her on Instagram

About a year after graduating from university, a man trespassed into a residence hall and stole a vibrator belonging to a woman he was following on IG. Chua Chang Rong, 27, pleaded guilty on Tues to three charges…

Face verification can better secure ATM transactions, although new risks may emerge: Experts

Facial recognition technology being enabled at ATMs can help to speed up transactions and resolve long-standing issues such as the misuse of physical ATM cards, experts said. But they also cautioned that the adoption of any new technology…

Goodbye ATM cards? OCBC to roll out face verification at ATMs

Forgot to bring your OCBC ATM card? You will soon be able to check your bank account balances or withdraw cash by scanning your face at the bank’s ATMs. On Thurs, OCBC said it will be enabling face…

Man trespassed into cinema to watch free movies, scratched staff

A 20-year-old man who trespassed into cinemas without paying for tickets would watch multiple movies in different cinema halls before leaving midway to avoid being caught by staff members. However, Joseph Wong Wei Jun’s trespassing ways eventually caught…

Some places of worship could see stepped up security, including use of ‘discreet’ guards: Shanmugam

Security measures at some places of worship in Singapore may need to be stepped up depending on the level of threat they face, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Wed. This comes after a 20-year-old…

S$90m upgrade for DSO biosafety lab to deal with threats worse than Covid-19: Ng Eng Hen

Singapore is upgrading the facilities at the DSO National Laboratories to the highest possible biosafety level, BSL-4, to deal with biological threats graver than Covid-19, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said. Mindef will be investing S$90 million into…

Penalties to be raised for reckless motorists at Silver, School Zones: Desmond Tan

To better protect elderly pedestrians, the penalties will be raised for motorists who commit offences at pedestrian crossings or endanger pedestrian safety at Silver Zones, with similar measures to be put in place to protect students at School…

Almost 90,000 police cameras installed in Singapore, ‘many more to come’: Shanmugam

Almost 90,000 police cameras have been installed in Singapore with “many more” to be placed islandwide, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam in Parliament on Mon. These cameras are placed at major public locations, HDB estates,…

Security wire installed near site of Kallang MRT death

Coils of concertina wire have appeared on the MRT viaduct near the spot 150m away from Kallang MRT Station where a man, 31, was killed by an oncoming train on Thurs. During a visit to the site on…

Budget debate: NMP calls for measures to ensure proper working conditions for cleaners, security officers

Laws requiring building owners to provide proper rest areas for outsourced workers should be implemented sooner, said a NMP on Thurs. This was one of several measures that Mr Raj Joshua Thomas suggested to ensure proper working conditions…

Covid-19 outbreak accelerates security sector’s adoption of technology

In the last year, Singapore’s security sector has had to adapt to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. While the change to a more technology-based and manpower-light operational set-up would have come eventually, the outbreak accelerated it.…

Providing smart security for a Smart Nation

A man was exercising alone at a 24-hour gym in Singapore at 3am when he suffered a heart attack. Thankfully, the gym had a panic button which he used to alert a security guard of his plight. The…

Where the Jobs Are: Not just a watchman — revitalised by tech, security sector now a bigger draw for youths

Before he set foot in the security industry, Mr Irwin Shah was a prison counsellor for two years, interacting with and rehabilitating ex-convicts to ease them back into society. While the job meant he could put his bachelor’s…

22 charged with breaching SHNs last year

Twenty-two people were charged with breaching stay-home notice (SHN) requirements last year, said ICA yesterday. In its annual statistics report, ICA said that more than 280,000 SHNs were issued last year. At the peak in Apr last year,…

Muis: Mosques to beef up emergency measures while remaining safe sacred spaces after teen’s terror plot foiled

Mosques here will continue to strengthen their emergency preparedness, even as their leaders reassure congregants that they remain safe and sacred spaces, Muis CEO Esa Masood said on Sat. At an investiture session for mosque mgmt board members,…

Shanmugam: Places of worship should remain welcoming

Places of worship should not be turned into fortresses but remain welcoming and open, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said yesterday, as he called on the wider community to instead counter radical ideologies by educating young…

Graphic designer jailed, fined for trespassing into condo to expose himself, perform obscene act at poolside

A 28-year-old man who unlawfully entered a condominium, stripped naked and performed an obscene act by the swimming pool was jailed four weeks and fined S$2,500 on Fri. Ong Qing Feng, a graphic designer, pleaded guilty earlier to…

Buildings, firms in Singapore tap smart tech to monitor operations

The pandemic is turbocharging the adoption of smart technologies in commercial buildings and workplaces across the island. Going digital is not only reducing physical touchpoints but is also allowing firms to team up with industry partners to better…

TraceTogether data can be used for criminal investigations: Desmond Tan

SPF is empowered under the CPC to obtain TraceTogether data for criminal investigations, said Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan in Parliament on Mon. He was responding to a question raised by Holland-Bukit Timah GRC MP…

Singapore’s security agencies adapting to Covid-19’s changes and challenges

As countries locked down their borders and intl travel ground to a near halt, one might assume national security required less resources as crowds thinned and people stayed home. But the security forces of Singapore continued with key…

42-year-old man to be charged for taking aerial photos of Woodlands Checkpoint, flying unmanned aircraft without permit

A 42-year-old Singaporean man will be charged on Wed after he flew an unmanned aircraft over Woodlands Checkpoint thrice in Mar and Apr and at another location in Feb without a permit, SPF said on Tues. He had…

The evolution of ICA: Fewer documents and more online services

Big changes are coming to ICA, with plans for a shift away from physical documents, more online services, and a new building. On Dec 22, ICA’s deputy commissioner for policy and transformation (DC) Cora Chen stressed the need…

S’pore police ramp up security presence during festive season

SPF will continue to step up patrols during the festive season to project a presence and deter public security threats and crime. MHA said the police have intensified their patrols – including those by their quick-response counter-terrorism teams…

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