Is the SPF understaffed or unproductive?

From: pipakh
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2016 12:56 PM
To: hoong_wee_teck
Subject: Is the SPF understaffed or unproductive?


Mr Hoong Wee Teck
Commissioner of Police

Dear CP Hoong

I refer to “Uniquely Singapore – Singapore police unable to complete simple investigation after 200 days”. link

I am writing to you as a private citizen and am concerned that more citizens, including me, are losing trust in the police force. The SPF cannot be an effective force when trust is eroded and I hope public perception matters to CP Hoong.

Personal equipment of citizens such as “computers, notebooks, mobile phones, disk drives, hard disks, thumb drives, etc” which were seized for investigation by the SPF have to be returned soonest possible.

Forensic investigators should have been able to make digital copies of all storage media for their subsequent investigations. This should have taken at most a couple of weeks.

According to the article, the SPF has taken an unbelievable 200 days. This reflects negatively on the SPF as the organisation must have been either severely understaffed or extremely unproductive.

If there’s a valid reason, the SPF has to engage the public who deserve to know what’s really going on in order to continue trusting our men in blue.

Why is there no public engagement? Why is the SPF allowing its image to be tarnished by allowing a simple issue to drag on for months without an end in sight?

I hope the SPF will do whatever is necessary to regain public trust.

Thank you and have a nice day.


Phillip Ang

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3 Responses to Is the SPF understaffed or unproductive?

  1. Confused says:

    We all know that China has been unreasonable and high-handed when our nine SAF Terrex ICVs were impounded in Hong Kong on 23 November. There could well be other means to tell Singapore off that we should not meddle with matters concerning their interest.

    I do not know if we can relate “the retaining of Personal equipment of citizens such as “computers, notebooks, mobile phones, disk drives, hard disks, thumb drives,” similar to the Chinese’s Act?

  2. Soh Lung Teo says:

    Exactly Confused! The police need not confiscate our computers etc. They are not relevant to what they are investigating. But like the Chinese, they want to examine our equipment to find out about our activities, our financial and personal matters etc. Hope you are now not confused!

  3. Confused says:

    I am still confused why the need to do that?

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