Sent: Monday, June 13, 2016 1:50 PM
To: PM LEE
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Subject: 20160613 LTA, SP, town councils and government bodies should file police reports on RAMPANT vandalism
Dear PM Lee
I refer to the police report filed against The Independent Singapore, Teo Soh Lung and Roy Ngerng by the Elections Department (ELD).
I applaud the ELD for taking the initiative and hope that every statutory board and government organisation will take a leaf out of ELD’s book to expeditiously resolve issues.
After the ELD had filed a police report, it was reported online that 7 to 8 police officers had escorted former political detainee Teo Soh Lung (I have no political affiliation nor am I related to Teo) to her home after an interview at the police station. This confirms the SPF is well staffed.
7 to 8 police officers had the time to escort Teo back to her home after a 2-hour interview at the police station and spent more time seizing her personal belongings.
Since the SPF has more than sufficient resources to investigate Singaporeans, it makes me wonder why the issue of rampant vandalism,which I have been highlighting for years, continues to be ignored by SPF.
If the same officers had been assigned to tackle this issue years ago, I believe SPF’s efficiency would have resulted in vandalism becoming an exception today.
For the record, I have highlighted this issue to:
– Mr Peter Ong, Head, Civil Service (2 Jan 2016)
– PM Lee (11 May 2014)
– SMOS (Law) Indranee Rajah (22 May 2014)
– LTA CEO, Minsiter Shanmugam, Minister Lui and PM Lee (6 Jan 2014)
– Minister Lui (3 October 2012)
– PMO, ministers and top civil servants (7 August 2012)
The situation is similar in other public housing estates and private ones are also not spared.
The worst location appears to be at what former SPF commissioner considered “a potential powder keg .. tinged with a definite criminal undertone”.
There are possibly 10,000 illegal adverts in the above vicinity. Is this not a disgrace to the civil service?
Tackling vandalism is not rocket science and for SPF’s information, contact numbers have been left by the vandals, some in bold print.
If our men in blue and government agencies insist on paying lip service to rampant vandalism, why bother to have any law on vandalism?
The police have taken ELD’s report seriously and I have no doubt it will do likewise for other government agencies such as LTA, SP, town councils, etc. Since all other means have been exhausted and vandalism is still as rampant, LTA, SP and town councils should take a leaf out of ELD’s book..
Thank you and have a nice day.
When will government agencies cooperate to prevent foreigners from using public structures as if living in their third world countries? Where are the voices of grassroots members and civil servants?