Man claims that police at MRT station have checked him 20 times recently, possibly due to a small tattoo

Man claims that police at MRT station have checked him 20 times recently, possibly due to a small tattoo

The Independent·2017-12-21 09:05

A Singaporean man claims that police officers patrolling Redhill MRT station have stopped him about 20 times in the last few months to check him, possibly due to a small tattoo he has.

The netizen, Melvin Chin, wrote to the Singapore Police Force’s Facebook page today and revealed that he has never been stopped at the station when he wear formal clothes. He has only been checked when he wears casual apparel where his tattoo can presumably be seen.

Extremely courteous, Chin thanked the Force for their service and clarified that he is fine with the checking, as long as it is conducted fairly, without discrimination:

Dear SPF, I really appreciate your effort to keep Singapore safe.

However you may need to relook into the SOP for checking individual IDs at MRT Stations.

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