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     - Singapore Crime Situation - First half 2006

     - New Website lets ex-offenders check own 'spent' criminal records

     - Law against Singaporeans who sexually exploit minors overseas

     - Singapore Crime Situation 2005

     - LTA to administer bus lane offences from 1 Feb 2006

     - New speed limits for 65 roads in Western Singapore

     - New speed limits for 55 roads in southern Singapore from 1 Nov 2005

     - New speed limits for 43 roads from 1 Apr 2005

     - Armed police patrols on MRT trains from 15 Aug 2005

     - CCTVs to be used in parts of Geylang to combat vice

     - Singapore Crime Situation 2004

     - Government corporatising statutory board CISCO

     - Enhanced safety requirements for motorised bicycles & riders

     - Home Detention Scheme to be expanded

     - 24-hr Entertainment - A Reality!

     - Crime Situation - First half 2003

     - Police install CCTV in Boat Quay, Little India & Newton Food Centre

     - Stop Shop Theft: Senior Minister of State Ho Peng Kee

     - Singapore Crime Situation 2002

     - Not illegal for security guards to hold NRIC

     - Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park opens on 1 Sep 2000

     - Mediation Centres & Ad-hoc Venues (for disputes)

 

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     2007

 

     - Two students to be charged in court for misuse of sparklers

     2006

     - Marina Bay and Orchard Road Countdown 2006/2007 events

 

What really happened with Chee in prison

"Coincidentally, on the day that Chee stopped eating (28 Nov 06), the SDP website posted a statement “Dr Chee Soon Juan’s health deteriorates in prison” and started to purvey the story that Chee was unwell because of his treatment in prison.
"Soon after that, several foreign Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) wrote to express concerns similar to that purveyed by the SDP over Chee’s health and his treatment in prison.
"Then just as strangely as Chee had stopped eating on 28 Nov 06, Chee abruptly resumed eating his meals on 4 Dec 06. He ate his dinner ordered from a menu of choices at Changi General Hospital...

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     - Central and northeast Singapore experience tremors

     - Police nab armed robber preying on convenience stores

     - Police arrest 12 people in island-wide anti-piracy raids

 

Police nab Internet trickster selling car parts and accessories

"The culprit lured unsuspecting car enthusiasts in an online motoring forum into parting with their money by claiming that he was able to get bulk discounts on car parts and accessories.

"The victims would place orders with the culprit and make payment electronically. However, the victims never received their goods. When the victims discovered that they had been cheated, the culprit taunted them to catch him if they could..."

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     - Four duped into parting with their cash and valuables in scam

     - US President’s Visit to Singapore

     - Proposed amendments to the Penal Code

     - Police bust foreign housebreaking syndicate

     - 34 people to be charged in court for assisting loansharks

     - 15 sleight-of-hand cases reported since January 2006

     - Police bust foreign syndicate using cloned ATM cards

 

Incident at Speakers’ Corner

"On 16 Sept 2006, Chee Soon Juan and a few of his associates gathered in the late morning at the Speakers' Corner...

"After making speeches at Speakers' Corner, Chee attempted to proceed on a protest march to Parliament House.

"However, he and his group were stopped by the Police and advised not to break the law..."

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     - Police may not allow some IMF/WB civil society representatives to enter Singapore

     - Chee Soon Juan distributing pamphlets at Raffles City

     - Update On Subutex Voluntary Rehabilitation Programme

     - Singapore tightens security ahead of IMF/World Bank meetings

     - Police arrest Malaysian for smuggling counterfeit S$1 coins

 

Subutex a Class A Controlled Drug from 14 Aug 2006

"From 14 August 2006, doctors will not be permitted to prescribe and dispense any take-home dosages for existing patients.

"All patients who require Subutex will have to consume their medication under direct visual observation of the pharmacist, doctor and/or his treatment team on a daily basis1 ."

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     - No outdoor demonstrations and processions during IMF/WB meetings

 

Singapore Crime Situation - First half 2006

"Crimes involving handphones being stolen, which was one of the key concerns in 2005, decreased significantly, from 2,423 to 1,962 cases, in the first half of 2006...

"The drop in handphone crimes, despite the continued high mobile phone penetration rate in Singapore3 , may be in part due to enhanced public education on such crimes as well as tighter enforcement against errant second-hand handphone dealers..."

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     - Police bust Orchard Underpass counterfeit syndicates

     - Police arrest three Singaporeans involved in Malaysia kidnap case

     - Police arrest 77 foreigners illegally working as masseuses

 

Entrapment: A Necessary Enforcement Tool

"...When Yeo was asked if he had any drugs, Yeo volunteered to bring drugs to the hotel where he was subsequently arrested with Ecstasy, ‘Ice’, and Ketamine.

"Adrian Yeo was, therefore, not a law-abiding person enticed into committing an offence by CNB.

"In omitting to highlight the fact that Yeo was a habitual drug abuser, the ST report has misled readers into thinking that CNB had acted unethically when the circumstances of the case clearly show the contrary and that CNB had acted professionally..."

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Changes To Conditions For Massage Establishments

Under the new requirements, establishments administering foot-reflexology, physiotherapy, traditional massage or curative massage must ensure that the massage services are conducted in full view of the public and satisfy the following new requirements before they are exempted from the provisions of the Act...

To safeguard public health and safety, masseuses, therapists and reflexologists who are working or will be working in licensed massage establishments may be required to undergo and pass a medical health screening before they can be allowed to work for any licensed establishment for massage...
Those who are currently already operating in the industry are required to register their details by 26 Aug 2006...

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Inmate Dies in Prison

On 20 Jun 06 at about 11.15am, an inmate of Queenstown Remand Prison, 59-year-old, Chan Bing Chaw, was found hanging inside the cell with a T-shirt around his neck. The T-shirt was secured to a ventilation grille located on the wall above the cell door.

He was pronounced dead at about 11.45am.

Police are investigating into the case of unnatural death.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
21 June 2006 @ 7.00 pm

Source: www.spf.gov.sg Media Release 21 Jun 2006

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- Robber who fired gun faces death penalty if convicted

     - Chinese national found murdered in Ang Mo Kio salon

 

Police arrest four African suspects in advance fee fraud scam

"... the victim was told that the buyers' funds were in blackened United States currency 'notes' held at the South African Embassy in Singapore. The victim was told to pay the suspect a sum of USD2,100 purportedly as 'late charges' to secure the release of the funds..."

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     - Chief Justice expresses shock about lawyer's alleged misappropriation of clients' moneys

     - Police nab eight suspects involved in $1.5 million handphone heist

     - Six foreigners arrested for theft from ATMs; S$370,000 cash seized

     - Q & A on lewd photos posted by bloggers on blogs

 

Police launch online database of IMEI numbers of stolen handphones

HITS contains the IMEI numbers of handphones that have been reported stolen. This system allows the public to verify if the handphone they intend to purchase is stolen or not.....

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     - Man armed with chopper attacks police officers; shot fired

     - New Website lets ex-offenders check own 'spent' criminal records

 

     - Singapore Police & NYPD formalise training exchange programme

 

Charges Filed against Richard Yong and Loo Say San

CAD has completed its investigations into the affairs of the NKF and presented its findings to the Attorney General's Chambers. After considering the investigation report and the evidence, the Public Prosecutor has decided to proceed with one charge each under Section 157 of the Companies Act against Mr Richard Yong Kun Da and Mr Loo Say San for failing to exercise reasonable diligence as directors of NKF. The offence carries a maximum penalty of a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year.

On the basis of the evidence available, CAD will not be filing criminal charges against any other person.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
18 April 2006 @ 9.30 am

Source: www.spf.gov.sg Media Release 18 Apr 2006

     - Law against Singaporeans who sexually exploit minors overseas

     - Police arrest kidnappers of two Indonesian men

     - Police bust illegal 4-D syndicate

     - ICA raid in 2 HDB blocks nets 33 immigration offenders

     - Suspect in Henderson Road murder surrenders himself

     - Body of missing toddler found under Aljunied flyover

 

Home Affairs Minister tackles MPs' questions on crime situation

"As for snatch theft, where a person’s belongings are forcibly snatched away from him, cases involving handphones have increased from 160 cases in 2004 to 280 cases in 2005 and accounted for 45 per cent of the total number of snatch theft cases in 2005.
"Of particular concern are the cases specifically targeting the handphones of young victims, which has increased from 50 cases in 2004 to 93 cases in 2005.
"Robbery and theft cases involving handphones remain a key area of concern for the Police. The number of such cases increased significantly by 42 per cent to 4,830 cases in 2005.
"This is due to the higher mobile phone penetration rate in Singapore, thereby giving rise to a larger pool of potential victims. There are 4.3 million handphone subscribers in Singapore..."

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     - Suspected gunman in Serangoon Ave murder arrested in KL

 

Singapore Crime Situation 2005

Robbery and theft cases involving handphones taken remain a key area of concern for the Police. The number of such cases increased significantly by 1,414 cases, from 3,411 to 4,825 cases in 2005.

Handphone crimes increased most notably for theft in dwelling (excluding shop theft) from 832 to 1,119 cases (+287 cases), and for other thefts (from 1,096 to 1,837 cases in 2005).
Robbery (from 344 to 488 cases), snatch thefts (from 162 to 283 cases) and cheating and related offences (from 275 to 343 cases) also saw notable increases.
The increase in handphone crime may be due to the rise in mobile phone penetration rate9 in Singapore indicating a larger pool of potential victims...

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     - Businessman shot dead in Serangoon Ave flat

 

Casino Control Bill 2006

To discourage locals from developing into problem gamblers, Section 116 of the Bill shall require the casino operators to collect an entry levy from Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents for every consecutive 24 hours in the casinos or $2,000 for an annual membership.

This levy will also underscore the message that gambling is an expense and not a means to get rich...
Section 108 of the Bill shall prohibit casino and junket operators from extending credit to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, unless they maintain a credit balance of at least $100,000 with the casino operator at the start of their gaming which would qualify them as premium players.
Automated Teller Machines or ATMs shall be prohibited within the casinos under Section 109 of the Bill so that patrons will not have easy access to their savings accounts to gamble continuously.
Minors are also another potentially vulnerable group who may fall prey to the glamour of the casino, without realising the possible dangers of gambling. Sections 130 to 137 of the Bill will prohibit persons below the age of 21 years from entering the casinos...

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     - Robber who fired gun faces death penalty if convicted

     - Thaipusam Festival 2006

     - Police officer found dead at home with gunshot wound

     - LTA to administer bus lane offences from 1 Feb 2006

 

Singapore carries out first large-scale anti-terror drill

"Ever since September 11 and the arrest of the Jemaah Islamiyah members in Singapore, we have stepped up our security measures...

"Exercise Northstar V is the largest scale exercise we have conducted so far. We simulated a scenario with multiple bomb explosions and a chemical agent release in 4 MRT stations and 1 bus interchange, to stretch ourselves and test our capabilities..."

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     - Christmas & new year revellers molested in Orchard Road

     - New speed limits for 65 roads in Western Singapore

     2005

 

Law amended to impose heavier penalties on loansharks

"But the number of unlicensed moneylending and related harassment cases continues to rise: from some 1,500 cases in 1995 to almost 6,000 cases in 2004.

"In some instances, parties who did not borrow money were also harassed; for example, new occupants of dwellings that were formerly occupied by debtors and people who had lost or misplaced their identity cards.
"In addition, the number of arrests made in harassment cases more than doubled from 123 arrests in 2003 to 284 arrests in 2004..."

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Survey shows some companies infringing software copyright law

"...a recent survey highlighted that for small medium enterprises, nearly a third of them are still not fully compliant in the proper usage of software products in their business environment. This could be as a result of the use of illegal software or under-licensing the use of software products...
"The survey also found that among those who were non-compliant, a significant number were smaller companies, averaging ten workstations or less. 47.3% of this group were non-compliant...

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      - New speed limits for 55 stretches of roads in southern Singapore

     - Woman murdered in Jalan Bukit Merah flat

     - Annual Fire Walking Festival 2005

     - Law to let criminal records of minor offenders be rendered spent

 

Bicycle thefts in Singapore

"The number of cases of bicycle theft averaged around 400 cases a year from 2000 to 2004. In the first half of this year, 435 cases were reported...

"In 2004, 9 out of 10 bicycles stolen in public places were not secured at designated bicycle bays. Instead, the vast majority of those stolen were secured to lamp posts, railings and pipes..."

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     - Police raid company using pirated software

     - Body parts found near Orchard MRT Station

 

“White Elephants” Outside Buangkok MRT Station
Some members of public have expressed surprise and unhappiness upon learning that Police are investigating into the recent incident involving a few white elephant placards erected outside Buangkok MRT station. A few have also commented that this is a 'peaceful, humourous' and 'innovative way by ordinary residents' to 'express public feedback' and questioned the need for Police to 'over-react' and take the matter so seriously.
The Police received a 999 call complaining about the presence of the white elephants placards along the road divider outside Buangkok MRT station. When a complaint or report is received or lodged, Police will have to look into the matter to determine whether any offence has been committed. As we have stated earlier, Police are presently investigating the matter under the Public Entertainments and Meetings Act. The Police must be fair and transparent at all times and not investigate cases selectively.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
7 September 2005 @ 12.00 pm
Source: www.spf.gov.sg Media Release 7 Sep 2005

     - New speed limits for 27 roads in the northeast

     - Man arrested for using counterfeit credit cards in Sim Lim Square

     - Police act against unlicensed second-hand handphone dealers

 

Three arrested for illegally distributing copyrighted songs online

"A pre-dawn raid on 3 locations by the Police on 17 August 2005 saw the arrest of 3 male subjects aged between 16 and 22 years old for distributing infringing copies of copyrighted music on the Internet.
"The 16 year-old student, 21 year-old unemployed man and 22 year-old factory operator were arrested in their respective residences..."

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     - Armed police patrols on MRT trains from 15 Aug 2005

 

Singapore Crime Situation in 1st half 2005

"The total number of seizable offences in Jan – Jun 05 has risen by 28.1% or 4,668 cases, as compared to the same period last year...

"The Police are also concerned about the 44% rise in handphone crimes and the 9% increase in youths arrested for crime..."

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      - Police advisory on NKF suit

 

Rehabilitation for first- & second-time synthetic drug abusers

"From 1 July 2005, first- and second-time abusers of MDMA (Ecstasy, Ketamine), Methamphetamine (Ice or Yaba) and Nimetazepam (Erimin-5) will undergo a new rehabilitation regime in Drug Rehabilitation Centres (DRCs)....."

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     - Police arrest 15 men for distributing pirated software

     - CISCO guards don new uniform

     - Naked body parts along Kallang River - suspect arrested

     - Singaporeans engaging in sex with minors overseas

Registration of Criminals (Amendment) Bill 2005

"We are amending the Registration of Criminals Act or "RCA" to allow the record of a conviction kept in the Register of Criminals for a less serious crime to be considered as spent if the person stays clean after a specified period...

"As we are making a start in this area, we have decided to do so on a more cautious note, by providing for criminal records to become spent. In the light of experience gained, we can consider expunging criminal records in the future..."

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     - Computerised Theory Test to start in June 2005: Traffic Police

     - CCTVs to be used in parts of Geylang to combat vice

     - 11,790 Immigration Offenders Arrested in 2004

     - Singapore Crime Situation 2004

Home Team report card for 2004

"The Home Team has done a good job keeping Singapore safe and secure. The crime situation remains stable and under control. The total number of seizable offences rose slightly by 3 per cent to 34,480 offences recorded..."

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Government corporatising statutory board CISCO

"...CISCO will no longer share the same insignia as Police and upon corporatisation, CISCO's auxiliary police officers will no longer don the same uniform as the Police..."

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     - Release/detention of persons involved with JI and MILF

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