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Police arrested security guard who claimed that he’s from secret society

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A condominium security guard who was seen in a viral video claiming to be a member of secret society was arrested.

Police arrested him for the offence of being a member of an unlawful society.

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The police take a very stern view of gang-related activities and will continue with tough enforcement efforts and come down hard on those who choose to be associated with gangs and their activities.”

If convicted, the man could be fined up to $5,000 and/or jailed up to three years.

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30 injured after bus collision at Bukit Batok bus stop

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Two buses collided at a bus stop in Bukit Batok earlier today (11 May). This happened at Old Jurong Road at around 9:30 am.

 

Facebook user Linie Gabas shared photos of the accident which shows a badly damaged SBS Transit bus.

According to The Straits Times. it was reported that more than 30 people were taken to the hospital with injuries.

The rear window of the SMRT bus was knocked off.

 

 

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Singapore Police Force warn of police hotline impersonation scam

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Singapore Police Force shared a post on Wednesday (May 9) warning members of the public of a scam involving the user of a police hotline number.

This is their statement:

[Police Advisory on Phone Impersonation Scams]

The Police have received information that members of the public are receiving calls from telephone hotline 6435 0000, which belongs to the Criminal Investigation Department of Singapore (SPF). The calls were made in Mandarin through an automated operator system.

The Police would like to clarify that these calls were not made by officers from the SPF. Such calls are typical scammers’ tactics where caller ID spoofing technology may be used to mask the actual phone number and a different number is displayed.

Members of the public are advised to take the following precautions if they receive calls which employ such automated operator system:
i) Ignore such calls and the caller’s instructions.
ii) Do not provide your name, identification number, passport details, contact details, bank account, credit card details or other banking information such as usernames, passwords etc. Such information are useful to criminals.
iii) No government agency will request for personal details or transfer of money over the phone or through automated voice machines.
iv) When in doubt, call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722 6688 or visit www.scamalert.sg

Members or the public may call the Police Hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness should they have any related information, and dial ‘999’ only if urgent Police assistance is required.

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Bus driver has neck pain and did not doze off while driving: SBS

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A bus driver was recently filmed to be apparently dozing off at the wheel of his bus.

In the video, which was posted on 7 May (Monday), the driver’s neck could be seen moving haphazardly yet the bus was still in motion.

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The passenger who was filming did nothing but record the driver. An act for which he was flamed for by Netizens.

Many felt that it was cruel to post a video like this and to risk the driver’s job when he was probably working overtime to feed his family and was probably exhausted.

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Others felt that waking the driver up or holding a conversation with him to keep him awake would have been a more reasonable course of action rather then to film the incident and do nothing while there were serious safety risks.

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However, shortly after the video went up, SBS released a statement on the driver explaining that the elderly man had neck problems but that it did not affect his driving in any way.

The spokesperson for SBS went on to say that the driver was very safe and cautious on the road and that he had been certified to be fit for driving by a doctor.

While the video seems to suggest that our bus captain was dozing off at the wheel, our findings based on the CCTV footage from the bus reveals that this was not the case.

Throughout the time he was on the road, the driver “kept to his lane, slowed down when approaching bus stops and also stopped safely behind other buses or vehicles,The driver also conducted a right turn safely during the trip.

All these would not have been possible had he been dozing off at the wheel … We assure our commuters that dozing off while driving is not something we take lightly and will not hesitate to take action against any bus captain found doing so.

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The spokesperson also went on to say that the driver’s neck did bend more then usual due to his medical condition but that he was fit for driving.

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