Jun 20, 2013

    Perturbed by police response

    TOGETHER with other residents in my Housing Board block, I made a report to the National Environment Agency (NEA) about a resident who persistently ignored the smoking ban, and left cigarette butts and empty beer cans in the common corridor.

    After receiving a warning from NEA, the resident started threatening and shouting abuse at me in the common corridor. I took a video of the incident on my mobile phone and handed it to the police.

    But an officer told me that I could be infringing on the resident's personal rights by taking a video of him, even though he was threatening me and using abusive language.

    I thought Singapore is strict when it comes to law and order.